China blitzes PH volleyball team out of medal contention



MANILA, Philippines – In a display of masterful volleyball, China blasted the Philippines in straight sets, 25-15, 25-9, 25-7, in the 2018 Asian Games volleyball tournament in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, August 29.

The Olympic gold medalists showed exactly why they were too good for Asia, leaving the Filipinos' jaws hanging with a series of missile spikes and towering blocks for a 20-9 start in the knockout quarterfinal battle. 

Jaja Santiago held the crumbling fort for the Philippine side, but it was just not enough against full-fledged Olympians in the Asian Games.

More of the same happened in the 2nd set, and then some, as the Chinese torpedo kills held the Philippines to just a single digit, 25-9. 

Completely dispirited come the final set, the Philippines just went through the motions and bore the brunt of the final Chinese onslaught.

The loss relegated the Filipina spikers to the classification round starting Friday, August 31. –