Doorway to VNL awaits Alas Pilipinas after third-place feat

Jia De Guzman and Angel Canino shine for Alas Pilipinas during the AVC Challenge Cup 2024, winning two individual awards.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net After Sisi Rondina hammered a crosscourt that found the edge of the floor at match point, a jam-packed crowd rocked the Rizal Memorial Coliseum to its foundations, matching the roars of Alas Pilipinas standouts.…

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Alas Pilipinas podium finish ushers in new era for PH volleyball

Alas Pilipinas players celebrate after being Australia again to claim the bronze medal in the AVC Challenge Cup 2024. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net By Jia De Guzman’s standards, the latest success of the national women’s volleyball team could be the birthplace of a dream. “We’re really hopeful, we’re looking forward to more preparations for the upcoming tournaments…

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Alas Pilipinas wins AVC Challenge Cup bronze, beats Australia

Alas Pilipinas players celebrate after being Australia again to claim the bronze medal in the AVC Challenge Cup 2024. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Alas Pilipinas completed its historic AVC Challenge Cup campaign by bringing home the country’s first-ever bronze medal, the best finish by any national team in the confederation. To come back from a sorry loss…

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Panique answers Alas Pilipinas fight call with no hesitation

Arah Panique provides spark for Alas Pilipinas in loss to Kazakhstan in the AVC Challenge Cup 2024 semifinals. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Arah Panique doesn’t really mind getting a late call just to fill in a vacant spot. “Given the opportunity, I showed tonight what I’m capable of,’’ the opposite hitter out of UAAP champion National University…

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De Brito focused on Alas Pilipinas bid, not contract extension

SCHEDULE: Alas Pilipinas at AVC Challenge Cup 2024 Alas Pilipinas coach Jorge Souza de Brito talks to his coaching staff during an AVC Challenge Cup 2024 game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIREr.net MANILA, Philippines — Alas Pilipinas coach Jorge Souza De Brito is not thinking of his possible contract extension with the Philippine women’s volleyball program as he…

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Espejo, Umandal lead Alas Pilipinas in AVC Challenge Cup

Marck Espejo.–SPIKERS’ TURF PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — Marck Espejo ushers in the Alas Pilipinas era of the Philippine men’s volleyball team when it competes in the AVC Challenge Cup next week in Bahrain. Espejo was named team captain of the 14-man roster, which missed Spikers’ Turf Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas due to his commitment in…

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Alas Pilipinas hopes to harness deep bench to crack AVC Cup final

Alas Pilipinas libero Dawn Macandili-Catindig during an AVC Challenge CUp 2024 game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net A little Faith turned Alas Pilipinas into an unpredictable force entering the semifinals of the AVC Challenge Cup. The national squad battles Kazakhstan on Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum with a championship berth at stake and will ride into that duel…

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PNVF wants Jorge De Brito to stay as Alas Pilipinas coach

Alas Pilipinas coach Jorge Souza De Brito at the AVC Challenge Cup.-MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines–If Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) president Ramon “Tats” Suzara will be asked about Brazilian coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito’s future, he’s going nowhere but in Alas Pilipinas. “We’ll be appealing that he remains head coach of our women’s national…

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New set of starters making Alas Pilipinas unpredictable

SCHEDULE: Alas Pilipinas at the AVC Challenge Cup 2024 Alas Pilipinas star setter Jia De Guzman in the AVC Challenge Cup 2024 game against Chinese Taipei. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines — Alas Pilipinas captain Jia De Guzman praised their new starters after making their team more unpredictable heading to the AVC Challenge Cup semifinals. The…

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De Guzman is ace up Alas Pilipinas sleeve

Alas Pilipinas’ Jia De Guzman (11) at the AVC Challenge Cup 2024.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net Jia De Guzman is thankful that the crowd keeps coming out to support Alas Pilipinas in the AVC Challenge Cup. She’s happy for the opportunity to play for the country and with some of the best young standouts today. The national squad…

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