July 08, 2023

Philippines faces Mongolia, Macau in AVC Challenge Cup

The Philippine Men's National Volleyball Team will face formidable opponents to open the 2023 Asian Men's Volleyball Challenge Cup.


The Philippines is slotted in Pool D along with Mongolia and Macau.


The Filipinos will face Macau on Sunday followed by Mongolia on Monday.


All games will have their first serve at 10:00 a.m.


The top two teams will advance to the Final 12.


Mongolia drew first blood in the pool, defeating Macau, 25-14, 25-20, 25-19.


Leading the Philippine charge are the Cignal duo of Marck Espejo and Jau Umandal.


Joining them are fellow HD Spikers Manuel Sumanguid and Chu Njigha.


Completing the team are Cotabato's Madz Gampong, Rex Intal, Lloyd Josafat, Kim Dayandante, Steven Rotter, and Vince Lorenzo; La Salle's Noel Kampton; and Ryan Ka.