BARUERI, BRAZIL—Gifted with top, athleticism and cohesiveness, the hometown squad exudes a menacing look that might involuntarily strike worry within the coronary heart of the opposition.
The Philippine nationwide ladies’s volleyball group readily dismissed such speak and toppled the Barueri Volleyball Membership under-21 squad proper on its turf in straight units, 33-31, 26-24, 25-20, 25-17, on a cold Wednesday night.
Jaja Santiago and Ces Molina gamely put up a gallant stand, saving the PH spikers from the brink within the first two units together with the heroics of center blockers Ria Meneses, Dell Palomata and setter Kyle Negrito.
Trailing by 11 factors within the second body, they turned to power-smashers Alyssa Valdez and Kat Tolentino for redemption because the Filipinos surprisingly erased the deficit and had been finally two units up going into the third.
“Barueri’s under-21 has been collectively for 3 years. When the gamers grow old, they merely transfer on to the elite group,’’ stated head coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, mentioning the motion and recruitment of gamers at BVC, a Superliga An expert group.
The nationwide spikers, who received two of their three tuneup matches within the two-week coaching camp, will face the under-21 BVC membership group anew on Thursday.
“They (Barueri) had the chance to win a set in two events, however we had been capable of capitalize on their errors and defend nicely with a view to pull via,’’ stated de Brito.
The PH volleyball group is already midway into its two-week Brazilian coaching camp facilitated by the Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation and supported by the Philippine Sports activities Fee, Philippine Olympic Committee, Rebisco, PLDT and the Metropolis of Taguig.
Following a 36-hour journey from Manila, De Brito and the teaching workers composed of Odjie Mamon, Grace Antigua, Raffy Mosuela and Tina Salak instantly subjected the group to a exercise the day after earlier than taking part in a Superliga A membership in Sao Caetano on the identical day.
“The group has been persistently enhancing since arriving right here. They’ve already adjusted and you may see it throughout practices and through the video games,’’ stated PNVF govt board member and nationwide group chairperson Tony Boy Liao.
By reversing the Brazilians twice, the PH spikers finally took the third set as nicely constructed on the continued assault of Santiago and Tolentino via the well-timed units launched by Iris Tolenada.
The nationwide squad once more trailed initially of the fourth body, however Jema Galanza, group captain Aby Marano, Majoy Baron and Negrito discovered holes in Barueri’s protection and completed off the house squad for good.
The PH spikers are aiming to safe a medal within the SEA Video games to finish a protracted drought that began when the group claimed a bronze medal within the 2005 SEA Video games in Manila.
“I’ll open up to you my analysis of the group after tomorrow’s (Thursday) match,’’ stated De Brito, elated with the continued progress of the group because the group arrived per week in the past.
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