‘We’re here to fight, learn’: Valdez, PH volleybelles unfazed after loss


first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines just absorbed a disappointing loss at the hands of Kazakhstan in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, 25-23, 25-20, 25-19, but Alyssa Valdez remains unfazed.“We’re here to learn, we’re here to fight, we’re here to win,” said Valdez Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here. “Teamwork will bring us to a good finish, and we’ll give our 101 percent to achieve that.”ADVERTISEMENT “That’s what we want to show to the people, that we will fight.”The Philippines finished the group stage with a 1-1 record and trail the 2-0 Kazakhs in Pool A.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsValdez, who scored a combined 28 points in the both games, hopes they can bring whatever lessons they learned in their loss to Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals where they are set to face Pool C leaders Korea.“There comes a point where you just tell yourself that we should just accept the challenges and learn the lessons we need to advance,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is still a long tournament, this isn’t the end.” “This is the first time that this group has been together to represent the country and I hope this continues until we achieve that perfect chemistry.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Co rues dwindling number of Mapua players due to injuries Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img

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