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‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:23 PM August 11, 2017

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BIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines just absorbed a disappointing loss at the hands of Kazakhstan in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, but Alyssa Valdez remains unfazed.

“We’re here to learn, we’re here to fight, we’re here to win,” said Valdez Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here. “Teamwork will bring us to a good finish, and we’ll give our 101 percent to achieve that.”

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“That’s what we want to show to the people, that we will fight.”

The Philippines finished the group stage with a 1-1 record and trail the 2-0 Kazakhs in Pool A.

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Valdez, who scored a combined 28 points in the both games, hopes they can bring whatever lessons they learned in their loss to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals where they are set to face Pool C leaders Korea.

“There comes a point where you just tell yourself that we should just accept the challenges and learn the lessons we need to advance,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is still a long tournament, this isn’t the end.”

“This is the first time that this group has been together to represent the country and I hope this continues until we achieve that perfect chemistry.”

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