Overpowering Japan drubs PH in Asiad women’s volleyball
MANILA, Philippines – Japan built on its early momentum and swept the Philippine women’s volleyball team, 25-12, 25-15, 25-21, in the 2018 Asian Games at the GBK Volley Indoor Stadium on Tuesday, August 21.
After gettting blown out in the first two sets, the Philippines weathered the rain of unrelenting smashes to tie it up, 12-12, in the final set. But Japan’s defense put them up by 3 points to finally put the game to bed.
The Philippines absorbed its second straight setback after also bowing to Thailand in three sets. (READ: Thailand dominates PH in 2018 Asian Games volleyball opener)
After a 2-0 start by the Filipina spikers, Japan pushed them back to their first technical timeout with 8 unanswered points mostly off smashes. This became the recurring theme of the opening set as the Japanese cruised, 25-12.
Another 11-5 run by Japan to kick off the 2nd set basically buried the Nationals anew en route to a 25-15 set. – Rappler.com