PH men's volleyball team recalls historic win vs Thailand in SEA Games

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Posted at Dec 13 2019 11:20 PM

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Members of the Philippine men’s volleyball team recounted how they were able to pull off a gutsy come-from-behind victory to dethrone defending SEA Games champion Thailand.

Rex Intal said they felt they were going to lose in the fourth set of their semifinals match when the Thais led, 24-21.

"Pero nakuha namin ang fourth set," he said. "Nakuha namin ang momentum going into fifth set... buti na lang nakuha namin ang game."

Mark Espejo said everything they learned in the past 8 months of training were put to full use in their 17-25, 25-20, 23-25, 27-25, 17-15 upset of Thailand.

The victory enabled the team to make it to the semifinals for the first time in so many years. -- Gametime, ANC, Dec. 13, 2019

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