PH gets bronze in Asean Schools Games girls’ volleyball
Philippines succumbed to Indonesia in straight sets, 25-15, 25-18, 25-17, to settle for the bronze medal in 2017 Asean Schools Games Girls Volleyball at Republic Polytechnic Singapore Wednesday.
The Filipinos now have a total of 35 medals in the scholastic games.
Before the Filipinos took their chance for the silver, they put a gallant stand against eventual gold medalists Thailand.
The Thais struggled against the Filipinos, even dropping the first set, but prevailed after five, 23-25, 27-25, 25-22, 22-25, 16-14, on Tuesday.
Head coach Regine Diego, despite the loss, still admired her team for showing the heart to compete against, arguably, the best volleyball power in the Southeast Asian region.
“Thailand is really an advanced country in terms of volleyball and we managed to make things close so that’s really something to be proud of,” said Diego in an interview with Inquirer’s The Volleyball Reporter.
“I really can’t say much about this game, the kids played with a lot of heart, I’m so proud of them and I don’t think anyone can top that as of the moment because right now they have the biggest hearts in the Philippines.”