The Philippine women's national volleyball team fell to Japan V. League club Himeji Victorina in a tune-up game, 21-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-22, on Saturday, April 15 at the Daicel Gymnasium in Himeji, Japan.
Tying the match after a second set win, the Philippines got overwhelmed in the third frame as the Filipinos fell to a 1-2 deficit.
The Alyssa Valdez-led nationals fought hard in the fourth but Himeji held on to win the set and the match.
“We have to improve our reception. We saw that during the game against Himeji,” said Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) national team committee chairman Tonyboy Liao
The match is part of the Philippine's training camp in preparation for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
Himeji club president Akira Hashimoto and PNVF president Tats Suzara cosigned a friendship of agreement as the two teams could face again in a friendly if the schedule permits.
“The Philippine Volleyball Federation and Victorina Himeji will continue to cooperate to share each other's volleyball promotion and player skills enhancement programs and this is a sign of friendship,” the agreement read.
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