Valdez, PH volleyball take lessons from losses in AVC
BIÑAN, Laguna—Philippine outside hitter Alyssa Valdez said their disappointing loss to Thailand in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship will serve as a lesson as they try to finish the tournament on a high note.
But the following day, the volleybelles dropped another three-setter for a second straight game, this time to Chinese-Tapei.
“Definitely this is a challenge for us to be consistent, to be on top of our game every game,” said Valdez Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena. “This is a learning experience for us.”
Valdez, after putting up her tournament-high of 20 points in the Philippines’ win against Vietnam, labored for nine points, and converted on just 8-of-26 of her spike attempts against the Thais.
The 24-year-old was visibly frustrated throughout the match as her attempts either bounced got blocked or just went awry.
She finished with 13 points versus the Taiwanese but was disappointed with how they lost their early third set lead.
Valdez said they just have to keep their heads high with the tournament about to wrap up.
“We’ll just have to fight because we can still achieve great things if we just fight for it,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is a game, there will be losers and there will be winners, but let’s just think of the brighter things and let’s hope that we can win.”
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