first_imgPhoto from Asian Games websiteJAKARTA—You can’t lose ‘em all. And, who knows, you can even win one more.The Philippine women’s volleyball team, after two straight beat-downs in its return to the Asian Games, finally won one on Thursday afternoon and looked impressive mentally in doing so, ripping Hong Kong, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, to virtually advance to the next round at GOR Bulungan Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We were sluggish in our past two games,” Delos Santos said. “But every time we talk, we discuss positive things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We need to fight for a better position, so we will go out hard against Indonesia,” coach Shaq delos Santos said as the Filipino volleybelles close out classification with their 7 p.m. (8 in Manila) clash with the hosts on Saturday.The Indons dropped a set before beating Hong Kong on Tuesday. “We believe we can handle Indonesia,” Delos Santos said.“We’ve played Indonesia so many times before, it wouldn’t be bad if we can win one,” Valdez, who also had four aces, added. “And like I said, it’s all about pride for us.”Should Team Philippines make it all the way to the KO stages, the quarterfinals will start on Wednesday next week.Mika Reyes, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili provided the Philippines with excellent defense to complement the team’s 45-37 edge in attacks.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Boxers ready to give PH delegation needed boost Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago carried the fight for the glamorous, star-studded Philippine squad, which is playing in the Games for the first time since 1982 and looked like it didn’t belong after getting bamboozled by powers Thailand and Japan.“There’s a lot of pride involved here,” said Valdez, the face of the resurgence of the sport back home after leading the Filipinos with 14 points built around 10 kills. Santiago had 12 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The last time the Filipinos won a volleyball game in the Asiad was also in 1982, with Vangie de Jesus and Fe Mejia—key stars under the Project: Gintong Alay program of Michael Keon—led the Philippines to a three-set victory over India in the classification round.With the latest win, the Philippines practically marched on to the quarterfinals with Hong Kong remaining winless at 0-2 and the top four from each group advancing. MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img

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