SEA Games: PH volleybelles in semis, eye crucial win vs Vietnam

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies PH wins bronze in women’s 50m rifle for shooting’s 1st medal KUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine women’s volleyball team forged a masterful 25-18, 25-11, 25-16 victory over host Malaysia Thursday and head coach Francis Vicente is hoping that a pretournament prediction will hold true.Word going arount at MITEC Hall 11 is that people are expecting the Philippines and world power Thailand to duke it out for the crown.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s in store for your animal sign this year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ There is a prediction that it’s going to be a Thailand versus Philippines in the finals.The first step to that direction is a win over Vietnam in the semifinals, to put the Philippines out of the Thais’ path in the semifinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Whatever happens the important thing is we avoid the No. 1 team in the other group,” said Vicente. A win over Vietnam on Friday will help in that goal.Jaja Santiago on the attack. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/POOLThe Philippine drubbed Vietnam during the Asian Championships last week in Biñan, Laguna. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles “Vietnam will put up the same team but of course we [have to be] prepared because for sure they will make adjustments,” said Vicente.Jaja Santiago towered over the opposition, banging in 13 points to lead the Philippines. Aby Marano added 11 markers while bringing in the energy for the Philippines, which started slowly before entertaining the large Filipino crowd that came to watch the game.Malaysian leaned on middle blocker Low Meng Cing who scored 15 points.Jovelyn Gonzaga scored nine points, Alyssa Valdez had eight, while Kim Fajardo and Aiza Pontillas chipped in six each for the Filipinos.ADVERTISEMENT National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View commentslast_img read more

Folayang believes Eustaquio ready for bigger fights

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang has no doubt that Team Lakay stablemate Geje Eustaquio is more than ready for his moment in the spotlight.Eustaquio headlines ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here as he faces Kairat Akhmetov on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 Winning start “I believe Geje has prepared hard for this. He already said that he’s 101-percent ready and he’s confident that he will win, so for us, we believe in him,” he said.Folayang flew to this bustling capital city on Friday to be in Eustaquio’s corner when he takes on Kazakh contender.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSeeing first hand how Eustaquio prepared for this bout in the Team Lakay gym in Benguet, Folayang believes that his teammate has made every right move to get himself back in contention in the flyweight division.“He sacrificed a lot. Though he failed before, I think he picked up lessons from those experiences,” the top lightweight in the promotion said, referring to Eustaquio’s submission loss to reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes back in 2014. Break new ground It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson PBA: Bolts near twice-to-beat, push Aces to brink of elimination A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend But times have changed and Folayang thinks that Eustaquio is once again ready to seize glory.“We believe he can make it and he’s ready to contend. He’s got a huge opportunity to challenge the champion, and I think he made the necessary adjustments to become the number one title contender again,” said Folayang.“We want him to headline one of the fights in the Philippines in the future. So for him to do that, he has to win here and give his best. This will make a huge impact in his career.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ MOST READlast_img read more