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PH group ‘entering into proper course,’ might play another tuneup to finish Brazil camp

Galanza PH women's volleyball team

Jema Galanza rises for a spike through the Philippine group coaching in Brazil. INQUIRER/June Navarro

BARUERI, BRAZIL—The Philippine nationwide ladies’s volleyball squad has been subjected to an assortment of disagreeable circumstances in apply that head coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito is aware of might serve the group nicely in massive battles forward.

“I at all times make them play in an uncomfortable form of system for them to deal with troublesome conditions through the recreation,” mentioned de Brito after the group returned to its twice-a-day exercises on the Sportville coaching camp right here.

The Filipinos defeated membership group Sesi Sorocaba in 5 units earlier than ruling over the Barueri Volleyball Membership under-21 squad by itself homecourt twice, signifying their readiness to face defending champion Thailand and host Vietnam on equal footing within the coming Southeast Asian Video games.

“Proper now, I’ve 14 gamers and I’m positive I can use these 14 gamers any time. They must deal with any scenario thrown at them,” mentioned de Brito.

Mylene Paat and Jaja Santiago confirmed unstoppable prowess whereas Alyssa Valdez smashed the Brazilian finish of the ground with fellow open spikers Ces Molina and Jema Galanza, who had been constant through the sequence of tuneups.

Setters Kyle Negrito and Iris Tolenada supplied the timing and precision in opening a wide range of scoring choices for his or her teammates with group captain Aby Marano, Kat Tolentino, center blockers Dell Palomata, Majoy Baron and Ria Meneses contributing closely as nicely along with liberos Kath Arado and Daybreak Macandili.

The Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation headed by its president Ramon “Tats” Suzara has introduced the ladies’s squad right here for a two-week camp supported by the Philippine Sports activities Fee, Philippine Olympic Committee, Rebisco, PLDT and the Metropolis of Taguig.

“Now we have seen appreciable enchancment from our gamers since we arrived right here. I personally suppose that the group goes in the best course,” mentioned PNVF government board member and nationwide group chairperson Tony Boy Liao.

Since they started the coaching camp 11 days in the past on this middle of volleyball excellence, the PH spikers simply dropped their first tuneup and received three in a row earlier than de Brito halted these exhibition matches to resolve a number of problems with concern in apply.

Coaches Odjie Mamon, Grace Antigua, Raffy Mosuela, Tina Salak and therapist Grace Gomez have been helping de Brito of their twice-a-day exercises in preparation for the nation’s stint within the SEA Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam on Could 12-23 the place defending champion Thailand and host Vietnam are the favorites.

“I believe we’re about 60 to 65 % when it comes to readiness. However I do know in competitors, they’ll do way more,” mentioned de Brito, an Olympic gold medalist with Brazil’s males’s volleyball group through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

De Brito mentioned the PH spikers might play another tuneup with three extra days earlier than wrapping up their two-week camp.


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