Asian Games: Twitter reacts to Filipinas’ gutsy stand versus Kazakhs


The Philippines suffered a heartbreaking five-set loss to Kazakhstan, 25-11, 22-25, 25-15, 19-25, 16-14, in the classification phase of the 18th Asian Games women’s volleyball tourney Friday at the GBK Tennis Indoor Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Jaja Santiago paced the assault for the Filipinas as she pumped in 17 attacks and a couple of aces for 19 points. Meanwhile, Mylene Paat and Alyssa Valdez, who provided much-needed spark at the latter part of the match, added 14 and 13 markers, respectively.

Maika Ortiz, who had nine points, was also impressive together with the 2015 Southeast Asian Games (SEA) standout playmaker Jia Morado, who added five markers on top of 26 excellent sets.

Yana Petrenko led the charge for Kazakhstan as she finished the job with 18 points while Sana Anarkulova tallied 15 and Alessya Safronova produced 13.

The towering Kazakhs advanced in the battle for fifth with Vietnam, which clobbered Indonesia in four thrilling sets, 29-27, 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, in the first consolation round match.

The Filipinas, on the other hand, set a rematch against the hosts for 7th place.

Despite the loss, the Filipinas earned praises for pulling off gutsy stand over the more experienced Kazakhs. Here’s a look at some fans’ reaction on Twitter:

True enough, the Filipinas did their best but winning over Asia’s best volleyball squads is not an overnight process.

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