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Molina hopes for positive end to PH’s AVC stint ahead of SEA Games

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 05:53 PM August 16, 2017

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BIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines is looking to end its campaign in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship with a win ahead of its campaign in the Southeast Asian Games.

The Philippines were fresh off a three-set loss to Chinese-Taipei, 25-19, 25-20, 25-19, in the classification stage that took their chance away to take the fifth seed.

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“Tomorrow will be our last game in the tournament so we really have to take a strong win before we head to the SEA Games,” said Frances Molina in Fiipino at Alonte Sports Arena.

The 59th-ranked Philippines will face Kazakhstan, the no. 21 team in the FIVB rankings, for the seventh place in the tournament.

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Molina said they will look to bounce back after their earlier loss to the Kazakhs in the preliminaries where they got swept 25-23, 25-20, 25-19.

“We were prepared for them in our last game but we just couldn’t get over their height advantage,” said Molina.

The Kazakhs have a 7-centimeter average height advantage over the Philippines with only Jaja Santiago serving as the hosts’ lone towering figure as the lanky hitter stands at 6-foot-5.

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