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Asian Games: Philippines settles for 8th place, loses to Indonesia anew

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 01:58 PM September 01, 2018

FILE – Phillippines’s Alyja Daphne Santiago spikes the ball against Indonesia during the women’s group A preliminary volleyball match between Indonesia and Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Juni Kriswanto

The Philippines bowed to host Indonesia, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19, 25-20, in the classification stage of the women’s volleyball competition in the 2018 Asian Games Saturday at GOR Bulungan in Jakarta.

The loss placed the Filipinos in the eighth spot of the competition with only one win at the expense of Hong Kong in the group stage.

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Mylene Paat had 10 points to lead the Filipinos, whose last win prior to their victory against Hong Kong was in the 1982 Asiad when they beat India.

Alyssa Valdez added nine points for the Philippines while sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat had five points apiece with Cha Cruz-Behag also pitching in five points of her own.

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Aprilia Manganang had 19 points for the Indonesians.

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