MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Home TVolution Philippines suffered its third straight defeat, losing to Zhetyssu Almaty Kazakhstan, 25-21, 25-13, 25-21, in a big blow to their quarterfinal hopes in the 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand yesterday.
Several days after waylaying KSEB India, 25-17, 26-24, 25-16, the Power Pinays went on a downward spiral as they fell to Tianjin Bohai Bank China, 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 and Taipei City, 25-15, 25-12, 25-11, to absorb their third straight defeat.
The loss dropped the Phl to a share of fourth spot (1-3) with the winner of the KSEB India-Singapore showdown at press time.
The Filipinas though could clinch the last of the four berths staked in Group B if they hurdle the Singaporeans at 3 p.m. (Phl time) today.
In contrast, the victory catapulted Kazakhstan straight to the next round along with Tianjin Bohai Bank China and Taipei City, which clinched the first two quarters slots after sweeping their first three games.
Hisamitsu Springs Japan, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, Matin Varamin Iran and Lien Viet Post Bank Vietnam have all qualified for the quarters regardless of the results of their Group A matches 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.