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PH group ‘getting in proper route,’ may play another tuneup to finish Brazil camp

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 may serve the group nicely in large battles forward.

“I all the time make them play in an uncomfortable form of system for them to deal with tough conditions through the recreation,” stated 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 certain I can use these 14 gamers any time. They need to deal with any state of affairs thrown at them,” stated 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 have been constant through the sequence of tuneups.

Setters Kyle Negrito and Iris Tolenada supplied the timing and precision in opening quite a lot 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.

“We’ve seen appreciable enchancment from our gamers since we arrived right here. I personally assume that the group goes in the best route,” stated 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 Might 12-23 the place defending champion Thailand and host Vietnam are the favorites.

“I feel we’re about 60 to 65 p.c by way of readiness. However I do know in competitors, they’ll do rather more,” stated de Brito, an Olympic gold medalist with Brazil’s males’s volleyball group through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

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


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