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Rebisco-Philippines salvages bronze in Thailand Open

/ 05:10 PM July 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines—Rebisco-Philippines rose from two sets down to stun Thai-Denmark Saraburi, 22-25, 27-29, 25-18, 25-18, 26-24, to claim the bronze medal in the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championships Tuesday at Wee Sommay Gymnasium in Sisakaet, Thailand.

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Marck Espejo pumped in 35 points while Bryan Bagunas added 24 points as the two led the Nationals’ scintillating rally.

Alnakran Abdilla and Kim Malabunga also finished in double-digits with 19 and 12 points, respectively, for the Philippine side.

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The Filipinos were never discouraged despite dropping the second set in heartbreaking fashion where they clawed their way back from a five-point hole but only to fall short, 27-29.

Espejo was an unstoppable force in the last three sets, making his presence felt even on the defensive end with five blocks.

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TAGS: Bronze medal, Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo, Rebisco-Philippines, Thai-Denmark Saraburi, Volleyball
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