PH spikers fall anew

first_imgJennifer Sadler had 18 points for Australia—14 attacks, one block, three aces—while Jennifer Tait and Carey Beth added 14 and 13 points, respectively.Anastassiya Rostovchshikov had 23 points for Kazakhstan.Australia rested Rourke, who scored a match-high 33 points after its win over the Philippines on Sunday.Liu Yanhan led China with 22 points, including 20 kills from 43 attempts, while Zheng Yixin added 16 points.“I think my team has to improve its back-row defense,” China coach Shi Hairong said after the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERNAKHON Ratchasima—The Philippines suffered another tough loss on Monday night against a higher ranked opponent in a match where it was in control most of the time.This time, it was the Iranians who scored a come-from-behind triumph over the Filipinos, 27-29, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12, 15-13, in the 6th Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup for Women at Chartchai Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal With Iran leading 11-10 in the fifth, the chair umpire gave a point to a hit that went wide. The ball fell behind Jia Morado, who blocked the view of the line judge.The Philippines still equalized at 12-12 after the controversial play.“I know that we can’t do anything about it, it was done,” said Delos Santos.  “But I noticed he was the same referee as last match.”Delos Santos later decided to sign the match results.In other matches, Australia, playing without scoring machine Rachel Rourke, came from behind to beat Kazakhstan, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12, while China overcame gallant Chinese Taipei, 25-14, 25-20, 25-22, for their second straight wins.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Camsur thrower nets first BP gold LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown It was the second straight defeat for the Philippines, which also dropped a five-set decision to Australia on Sunday.The PH ladies were relegated to the classification round regardless of the results of their match against Kazakhstan on Tuesday at 5 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCoach Shaq Delos Santos refused to get interviewed and even hinted at filing a protest over a call late in the fifth set.But Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. secretary general Ariel Paredes said they will have to talk about it as a team before making a decision. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more