PH bows to Chinese in Asian Women's volleyball

By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star

Posted at Apr 20 2014 09:12 AM | Updated as of Apr 20 2014 05:12 PM

MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Home TVolution Philippines fell to Chinese Taipei, 25-15, 25-12, 25-11, yesterday but still remained in the hunt for a quarterfinals slot in the 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

A couple of days after downing KSEB India, 25-17, 26-24, 25-16, the Power Pinays absorbed two consecutive defeats, the first at the hands of Tianjin Bohai Bank China, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17, on Good Friday and then to Taipei City.

The Phl, however, was still in contention for one of the berths in the quarters if they hurdle at least one of their remaining assignmants – Zhetyssu Almaty Kazakhstan at 1 p.m. today (Phl time) and Singapore tomorrow.

The Filipinas were at fourth in Group B behind unbeaten Tianjin Bohai Bank China and Taipei City with 3-0 (win-loss) records and Zhetyssue Almaty (1-1).

KSEB (0-2) and Singapore (0-3) occupy the bottom of the bracket.

Meanwhile, Hisamitsu Springs Japan, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, Matin Varamin Iran and Lien Viet Post Bank Vietnam have all qualified for the quarters regardless of the result after Turkmenistan pulled out at the last minute.

The Power Pinays are hoping to match, if not surpass, their male counterparts’ strong seventh place finish in the 2014 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship presented by PLDT Home Fibr at the MOA Arena in Pasay a couple of days back.