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Philippines Srs-Thailand U-23 rematch ends in draw

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Tiebreaker Times Philippines Srs-Thailand U-23 rematch ends in draw News Volleyball  Shaq delos Santos Roselyn Doria Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team Mylene Paat Majoy Baron Kath Arado Kalei Mau Dawn Macandili Ces Molina Alohi Robins-Hardy Aiza Maizo-Pontillas Aby Marano
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In a rematch against the Under-23 squad of the Thailand National Team, the Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team churned out a 24-26, 26-24, 25-16, 20-25 outcome, Wednesday.

Following an opening set loss, the Filipinas found their groove in the next two frames. They even picked up a nine-point victory in the third.

However, when the Thais evened the set count with a fourth set triumph, they requested not to play the decider.

The Philippines continued to rely on the 10 members of the national team who were already in Thailand.

Nationals head coach Shaq Delos Santos deployed skipper Aby Maraño, Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Ces Molina, Roselyn Doria, Dawn Macandili, and Kath Arado.

In retrospect, the Nationals have now lost two of their three tune-ups so far. The first came at the hands of the Thailand U-23 squad, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 17-25, 13-15. They then fell to Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand seniors’ team, 12-25, 19-25, 12-25, 21-25, 15-9.

The Filipinas seek to chalk up a win when they engage in another friendly, this time against Bangkok University on Thursday.

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