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Pinays bow out of semis race, surrender to Thais in 3 sets

BINAN CITY, Laguna –-- The Philippines gave Thailand a hard time in the first set.

That proved to be the host team’s last hurrah.

Kongyot Ajcharaporn of Thailand goes over the block of Philippines' Aiza Maizo-Pontillas. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
Powerhouse Thailand showed the Philippines and the home crowd that filled the Alonte Sports Arena here that it is still the Southeast Asian volleyball giant, defeating the host team, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, in the knockout quarterfinals Tuesday night.

The Thais advanced in the semifinals of the 19th AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship, while relegating the Philippines to the classification round for 5th and 8th spot.

Thailand will face South Korea in the Final Four Wednesday. The Filipinas will square off with Chinese-Taipei in the classification round.

Author: Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/15/17/pinays-bow-out-of-semis-race-surrender-to-thais-in-3-sets

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