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Alas Pilipinas Women Wins Historic Bronze at Asian Volleyball Challenge Cup

Alas Pilipinas booted out Australia’s Volleyroos from the AVC Challenge Cup podium. Photos courtesy of PVL.

Alas Pilipinas achieved a historic first-ever podium finish at the continental level by clinching bronze in the 2024 Asian Volleyball Confederation Challenge Cup (AVCC).

In a dominant performance, Alas Pilipinas swept Australia 25-23, 25-15, 25-7 in the battle for third place on Wednesday, May 29, at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila.

The Philippine National Women’s Volleyball Team, managed by professionals from the Premier Volleyball League, wrapped up a milestone performance at the AVC Challenge Cup. Their undefeated run led to a first-ever appearance in the semifinals and ultimately secured a podium finish.

“Really, I’m happy and I’m grateful. I have no words to express how happy I am,” said head coach Jorge Souza de Brito. “They fight every single day since they are really young to make history here, and now history has been made because of them because they trusted themselves today.”

 The match started with Australia closing in on the Philippines’ early lead, narrowing the score to 23-24 in the first set. However, Sisi Rondina’s decisive backrow attack clinched the set for Alas Pilipinas.

From then on, the Nationals were unstoppable. The outside-opposite duo of Eya Laure and Angel Canino led the charge in the second set, securing a 25-15 victory. In the third set, Laure and Thea Gagate spearheaded a relentless attack, pushing the lead to 16-6. The match ended with eight consecutive points, capped by Rondina’s powerful crosscourt kill.

Canino stood out with 14 points, including 13 spikes and a service ace. Rondina added 13 points, including two aces. Laure and Gagate each contributed 10 points, with Gagate also delivering three blocks. Fifi Sharma chipped in seven points, and Jia De Guzman orchestrated the offense with exceptional playmaking.

Team captain Jia De Guzman earned the Best Setter citation for her exceptional playmaking skills, while Angel Canino’s outstanding performance earned her the Best Opposite Spiker award at the 2024 AVC Women’s Challenge Cup.

This historic bronze medal marks a significant milestone and sets a promising future for the Philippines’ women’s volleyball team.

The Alas Pilipinas Women’s Volleyball team is set to fly to South Korea for the SERVE SPIKE UNITE Philippines-Korea Women’s Volleyball Exhibition Game on June 7. The team is also expected to compete in the FIVB Challenger Cup scheduled from July 4-7, in Manila.

Don’t miss out on more exciting updates and events featuring our victorious Alas Pilipinas! Share this inspiring victory and cheer on our team in upcoming matches. Stay tuned for more thrilling volleyball action!

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