Japan training for Asiad-bound national volleybelles

first_imgView comments The Nationals are getting exposure via the Philippine Superliga, which accepted the squad as a guest team in the ongoing invitational conference.The team thwarted Smart-Army, 25-16, 25-17, 25-17, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Down 11-16 in the third set, the Nationals unleashed a blistering 14-1 surge to seal the outcome.“Smart helped us be alert especially in their third set performances,” said Philippines head coach Shaq Delos Santos. But team captain Aby Maraño said the Japan camp would accelerate their preparations if only for the fact that the players’ club commitments would be set aside to allow them to focus solely on the national squad.“We haven’t had a training where the team is complete due to commitments to our club teams so I cannot measure our performance yet. We will see after the training camp,” she said in Filipino.The former La Salle star said the Asian Games would also double as their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games, which the Philippines will host next year.“I’m looking forward to the experience of playing with seasoned players in the Asian Games for us to be familiar with their playing styles,” she said.“We will practice whatever skill or lesson we get from there so that we’ll know what to prepare for the SEA Games,” she added. —WITH A REPORT FROM JUSTIN ROBERT VALENCIAADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volleyball national team head coach Shaq delos Santos talks to the players after their training session on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaThe Philippine women’s national volleyball team will hold a training camp in Japan in August to better their chances of coming up with a competitive stint in the 2018 Asian Games.The Japan stint is expected to provide the team a better preparation for the squad, which has been the target of critics questioning its inclusion to the quadrennial event.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Kim leads by 4 afer 65 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more