HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines-Thailand showdown in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games women’s volleyball was a match where practically no one expected the home team to come out victorious.
Indeed, that was the case last Thursday night as the 11-time defending SEA Games champions dropped the Filipina spikers in straight sets to extend their gold medal match streak.
Unlike most sweeps, however, this game unexpectedly became a loss to remember as the Philippines pushed the Thais to the limit in the deciding 3rd set before eventually falling, 34-32.
That set alone was the momentum boost the Philippines needed heading to their final preliminary match against Indonesia at 6 pm on Saturday, December 7 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
Led as always by steady veterans Alyssa Valdez and Aby Maraño, the national team is ready for war against the reigning SEA Games silver medalists in a preview of their bronze medal match on Monday, December 9.
As proven by their loss against Thailand, Philippine head coach Shaq Delos Santos’ rotation can run deep with SEA Games first-timers Mylene Paat and Eya Laure eager to prove their worth once more.
Will the Philippines finally break through the win column on their home floor or will Indonesia regain lost momentum at their expense?
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