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Taken at: Alonte Sports Complex in City of Binan, Laguna, Philippines

It was one of the best days in my life. It is rare to watch international talent play on Philippine soil. So, despite the far location, we decided to drop by and enjoy the matches!

This was the final match of the day. I really thought that South Korea will just obliterate the Philippines. But, no, they put up a fight and I am so proud of the girls!

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Good Game


It was a 3-set loss against the 10th best team in the world. The time when they didn’t habe their ace, Kim Yeon Koung, the team was able to be in step with the Koreans.

But, alas, the coach, not warning to experiment further, had no choice but to put her in. 

It was still a strong performance for the Philippines but it was just not enough. This game revealed the strengths and opportunities for improvement of the NT.

Still proud of the girls and what they achieved so far! I am sure that some of the players are now being scouted against. 

Game Time

First game between Kazakhstan and Vietnam is finished! I am happy I decided to watch today because the quality of play is so awesome. 

I was actually hesitant to watch live because of the venue. But, this event doesn’t always happen. And who am I to deny myself a chance to watch the best teams in Asia.

Excited to watch the next matches especially Philippines against Korea!

2015 Asian U23 Women’s Volleyball Championship Day 4

CHI – KOR (24-26, 23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-8)

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This is one game I thought I’d only see in the Olympics.

Everyone was ready for an upset against the mighty Chinese but The Great Wall of China did the trick. China’s tall players are excellent block monsters which turned back every Korean attack.

Korea had great defense. Their service game gave problems to the Chinese in the first two sets. This led to attacks that were easily dug up by the Koreans.

PHI – JPN (12-25, 18-25, 15-25)

PHI vs JPN

The match most people are excited to see. The Philippines is currently an unknown entity in volleyball and Japan is ranked number 3 in world – both seniors and U20 teams.

There’s no question that Japan will win this game. However, what the Philippines proved is that they can match the Japanese when it comes to attacks.

What lacked for the host country is defense. While the Japanese libero had an easier time picking up serves and attacks, the Philippine contingent couldn’t break the Japanese service game which led to missed receives and predictable attack.

THA – IND (25-20, 25-21, 25-21)

THA vs IND

The Thais are one of the world powerhouses in volleyball. What they lack in height, they make up for agility. That was the name of the game.

Although it was great game in terms of defensive stance, the attacks spelled the difference for the Thais. They had more dependable attackers from all sides of the court. India had nearly predictable offense which is centered around their open hitters.

And also, worth noting is the Thailand’s setter which is a mainstay in the national team, Pornpun Guedpard.