'Sarap maging Pinoy': Netizens ecstatic with historic SEA Games PH men's volleyball win
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine men's volleyball team finally gets the attention it deserves and we are all here for it.
Filipinos witnessed history on Sunday, December 8 as the Philippines dethrones Thailand in 5 sets, 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15, to reach their first Southeast Asian Games men's volleyball gold medal match in 42 years.
HISTORIC WIN!— Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) December 8, 2019
The Philippines DETHRONES Thailand in 5 sets, 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15, to set their first SEA Games men's volleyball gold medal match in 42 years! #SEAGames2019 Photos by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler https://t.co/XeZO9rjeX7 pic.twitter.com/FAdOb5M3dl
Members of the national men's volleyball team tweeted their gratitude for all the support from fellow Filipinos.
Sarap maging Pinoy!! Hindi pa tapos!! Lalaban pa tayo hanggang sa dulo!!— Marck Espejo (@MarckEspejooo) December 8, 2019
SHELEMET pic.twitter.com/S1lv6NTZre— Rex Intal (@rexintal) December 8, 2019
It was an emotional moment for sports fans and spectators as Philippine men's volleyball, which usually plays second fiddle to women's action, finally takes the spotlight.
Even the women's volleyball players couldn't help but express their appreciation for the men's national team's historic feat.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MEN’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR DETHRONING THAILAND!!!! Now it’s time to fight for the GOLD! ANG SARAP MAGING PINOY!!!!!! #SEAGames2019— Mika Aereen M. Reyes (@MikaReyesLovers) December 8, 2019
The Philippine Men’s Volleyball Team is so lucky to have not just one but two great all-around players in Espejo and Bagunas.— EJ Laure FP (@ennajielaure) December 8, 2019
ICONIC DUO! #GOATs@MarckEspejooo @bryanbagunas08 pic.twitter.com/Aa1HHE49Id
H I S T O R Y for the Philippine Men’s Volleyball Team They escape with this win against the defending champions Thailand in 5 sets for a chance to get GOLD— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) December 8, 2019
WHAT. A. GAME!!!!!!!!— Alyssa Valdez (@AlyssaValdez2) December 8, 2019
Here are more tweets about the match:PH Men's Volleyball - Curated tweets by RapplerSports
The Philippines will battle Indonesia for the gold on Tuesday, December 10. – Rappler.com