Our pride, the Philippine Women's Volleyball team lost again for the second straight time in the 12th Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship (AWCVC). First they had to bow down to Vietnam and now they lost to Iran.
Iran was just too overpowering against our players. Not only that, they are also taller than our players. Aside from that, they also lack a true libero. Imagine, they used Ms. Pau Soriano as their Libero as if they don't know that when she's in the back row Mommy Dulce Pante readily replaces her because she doesn't have a good floor defense. Then again we should also take into consideration that this tournament is all about height. Perhaps Pau Soriano makes the average height of our team higher when she's on the floor. I'm sure we'll see more of her in their next games. That's why she should step up in her game. I also believe that the use of this tournament is just to prepare our team in the South East Asian (SEA) Games on November. Pau Soriano is included in the line-up for the SEA Games. She should do well as a libero because that will be her position in the National Team. With regard to our setter, Tina Salak, I believe she did well in this game but then again, they didn't have quick plays. They need quick plays because they are a shorter team compared to most of their opponents. They should practice more. If they'll be able to adjust quickly, they will have a better chance against Japan tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.. Japan also lost to Vietnam today via 3 straight sets, 25–22,
25–12 and 25–18.
On our lost to Iran, if you'll look at the set scores, we lost to them via three straight blowout sets. We were badly beaten by Iran. The complete set scores were 25-13, 25-13, and 25-9. If you want to get a better picture on our lost to Iran, here's what a certified volleyball fan had to say. He summed up the whole story of this lost. He said:
I have nothing against the RP team... Eto lang ang mga napansin ko:
1. Kulang sa combination. Open lahat. Aba, sana ginawa na lang ring libero si balse at guliman.
2. Kulang sa blocking. Makikita mo talaga sa slowmo na ang layo nila sa isa't-isa(the blockers) at off ang timing.
3. Di na sila nagbabasa ng players ang plays ng kalaban
4. Co...ach talaga ang dahilan nito (wala namang middle attacker ang magvovolunteer na siya na lang ang maging libero)
5. We need good libero and good setter (mabilis at magaling magbasa ng bola)
6. Palitan na ang coach.
7.Hindi naman mahina ang rp team. Kulang lang ang players. Walang bautista. Walang valdez, santiago, bernal, tabaquero, mercado, alarca, gata, dimac, saet or de leon.
Pero bilog ang bola... Ngayon lang yan... Looking forward sa mga batang manlalaro. Sana lang talaga continuous ang suporta ng sponsors. Dapat katune-up game nila lagi ang FEU mvt or UST mvt. Hahay. Kung may pera lang ako.
He really had a nice analysis of this lost. He was able to sum up the whole story in a point by point way. You, what do you think about this lost. You may also share to us your thoughts. Just write them in the comments section. Thank you.