July 09, 2023

Philippines sets sights on quarterfinals after dominant start in Challenge Cup

Photo from AVC


The Philippine men's national volleyball team made an emphatic statement as they kicked off their campaign in Group D at the 2023 Asian Men's Volleyball Challenge Cup on Sunday at Taipei Gymnasium in Taiwan.

With a resounding victory over Macau, the Filipinos showcased their prowess and determination, positioning themselves just one win away from securing a spot in the quarterfinals.

In a display of skill and teamwork, the Philippine squad sealed a convincing straight sets win, overpowering their opponents with scores of 25-21, 25-15, and 25-14. 

Their victory not only handed Macau a defeat but also eliminated them from further contention in the tournament.

Energized by their strong start, the Filipinos now set their sights on their upcoming match against Mongolia, scheduled for Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

With another opportunity to showcase their talent and inch closer to their goal of reaching the quarterfinals, the team is eager to leave a lasting impact on the competition.

Led by Marck Espejo and seasoned players, the Philippine team has worked tirelessly to hone their skills and develop a cohesive playing style. Their collective efforts have resulted in an impressive display of volleyball prowess, catching the attention of fans and opponents alike.

The upcoming clash against Mongolia promises to be a thrilling battle, as both teams vie for a crucial victory that could significantly influence their tournament journey. The Philippine team understands the importance of this match and has left no stone unturned in their preparations.