MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine males’s volleyball staff bombed out of competition within the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Problem Cup for Males after getting swept by Bahrain, 20-25, 17-25, 23-25, of their Closing 12 match on Wednesday in Taipei.
However the Filipino Spikers’ participation within the continental tilt helped them rise from No. 167 to FIVB world rating No. 56 and ninth in Asia.
The boys’s staff, led by Korean League-bound Marck Espejo and Filipino-American Steve Rotter, put up a gallant stand within the third set towards Bahrain.
Rex Intal gave the Philippines a 15-13 lead within the third by his fast assault however his service error allowed Bahrain to make a run, imposing its will on the web with 4 blocks to steal the higher hand, 20-16.
Abbas Alkhabbaz nailed a fast assault to keep up a four-point hole, 22-18, however his staff dedicated 4 consecutive assault errors that allowed the Philippines to maneuver inside two, 23-21, earlier than Mahmood Ahmed stopped the bleeding to achieve set level.
Espejo saved some extent adopted by Ahmed’s assault error to trim it to a one-point deficit. However Ryan Ka’s assault went to the online, sending Bahrain to the quarterfinals.
The Philippines will play within the classification spherical for fifth to eleventh locations beginning on Thursday.
Bahrain, a rustic the place Espejo and Jau Umandal performed for Bahni Jamra in separate seasons in 2021 and 2022, will face both Australia or Macau within the quarterfinals.
Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Tats Suzara remained pleased with the staff after its newest achievement.
“That is one huge, main achievement for our males’s indoor volleyball staff,” he mentioned. “That is by far probably the most important accomplishment by our males’s staff and the PNVF just below three years into its institution because the nationwide federation.”
The Nationals beat Macau, 25-21, 25-15, 25-14, to start out their marketing campaign final Sunday and accomplished the Pool D sweep behind Espejo’s 36-point explosion to tow Mongolia, 22-25, 25-21, 26-24, 23-25, 15-12, on Monday.
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