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Supreme Chonburi steamrolls past Rebisco in 2021 Asian Club Volleyball

Beatrice Go
Supreme Chonburi steamrolls past Rebisco in 2021 Asian Club Volleyball

STRUGGLE. Rebisco commits 26 errors in the three-set match against Supreme Chonburi.

Asian Volleyball Confederation

Two-time titlist Supreme Chonburi dominates a young Rebisco team that rolls to its second straight loss

Rebisco absorbed another blowout loss in the 2021 Asian Club Volleyball Championships as it bowed to Supreme Chonburi on Saturday, October 2 in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

The powerhouse Thai club exerted masterclass over Rebisco with a straight-set win, 25-11, 25-16, 25-16, in the preliminary round of the women’s tournament.

Supreme, which is reinforced by 37-year-old, 10-time Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Pleumjit Thinkaow, shoots to the top of Pool B with a second straight win, while Rebisco stays at the bottom with two losses.

Despite the health clearance of four Rebisco stars Aby Maraño, Eya Laure, Dindin-Santiago Manabat, and Ivy Lacsina, Braziilan coach Jorge Souza de Brito only fielded the latter and kept the young rotation.

Rebisco continued to struggle in the tournament, committing a total of 26 errors against the two-time Asian Championship titlist.

The Thais shocked the young squad as it cruised to a 24-8 score right in the opening set. Veterans Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron combined to save three set points before Supreme took the first set.

Rebisco shook off the first-frame drubbing and came out stronger in the second set as it managed to get within one from Supreme, 14-15. However, the more experienced squad staged a 7-0 run that propelled it to a 2-0 lead in the match.

The Philippine club showed signs of hope when it took a four-point lead over the Pink Dolphins, but Supreme remained in control of the game and made another 6-1 run that virtually sealed the win.

Rebisco hopes to secure its first victory of the tournament against Iran’s Saipa Tehran on Sunday, October 3, 7 pm, Philippine time. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.