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Chinese-Taipei downs PH in classification round

BINAN CITY, Laguna --- Chinese-Taipei broke the hearts of the Filipinos on a balmy Wednesday afternoon.

The Taiwanese denied the Philippines a chance to duplicate its best finish in the AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship after walking away with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19, win in the penultimate day of the 19th edition of the tournament’s classification round for 5th to 8th spot.

Tseng Wan-Ling of Chinese-Taipei perfectly times a block to stop the attack of the Philippines' Alyssa Valdez. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
Chinese-Taipei pounced on the sluggish Pinays to take the first two sets before battling a stiff resistance from the home team backed by the home crowd that trooped the Alonte Sports Arena here in the third frame.

Meanwhile, Vietnam outlasted Kazakhstan, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 15-5, in their classification round match.

The Taiwanese will face Vietnam in the final classification round match for the No. 5 spot Thursday.

Author: Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/16/17/avc-chinese-taipei-downs-ph-in-classification-round

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