Filipinas shrug off first-game jitters vs Hong Kong

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—National team skipper Mika Reyes admitted there were first-day jitters when the Philippines faced off against Hong Kong in the opening day of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Thursday.The Philippines made quick work of Hong Kong 25-21, 25-16, 25-17, in the group stages to take a 1-0 record atop Pool A but there were times when some of the players seemed stiff while on the floor.ADVERTISEMENT Substitutes Kianna Dy and Gen Casugod were visibly nervous during their brief time on the floor with the two unable to put on points and instead produced errors late in the match.Reyes, though, was still pleased with how her team performed but she knows they can perform better in the coming days.“We’re happy with how we played,” said Reyes. “We just need to up our confidence and increase our intensity in the next games.”ADVERTISEMENT “There’s still the first-game jitters and I’ve always said that our camp wasn’t that long, it was just two or three weeks,” said Reyes in Filipino as she put up six points at Alonte Sports Arena.READ: Philippines whips Hong Kong in AVC openerFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“But we still applied the patterns and the lessons we’ve learned during our Japan training camp.”The Philippines went to Japan in preparation for the AVC tournament and the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers BaliPure ousts Creamline, faces Pocari Sweat in PVL Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img