The PLDT Home TVolution Power Pinays suffered a setback at the hands of Taipei City of Chinese Taipei yesterday, and Zhetyssu Almaty Kazakhstan today in the 2014 Princess Cup-Chang Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship on Sunday, April 20 in Nakhonpathom, Thailand.
The Power Pinays never got into the groove as they got waylaid in straight sets yesterday, 25-15, 25-12, 25-11; while the Filipina volleybelles fought toe to toe but were still defeated by Zhetyssu Almaty in straight sets, 25-21, 25-13, 25-21, falling to 1-3 in Pool B.
The loss left Team Philippines is “must win” situation against Singapore tomorrow so as to book a ticket to the quarterfinal round.
A win against Singapore team tomorrow will make us 4th in the ranking in Pool B, and at the same time will set us up a quarterfinal meeting with the Top 1 in Pool A, most likely Hisamitsu Springs Japan.
Only the top four squads per pool shall advance to the knockout quarterfinals. The champion in the tournament will emerge as Asia’s sole representative for the FIVB World Club Volleyball Championship in Switzerland this coming May 7-11.