MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s volleyball team is facing a tough opponent, the 12-time defending champion Thailand in the semi-final round of the 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
The crucial game for the podium place hope is on the line as the national squad will lean on veterans Mylene Paat, Tots Carlos, Jema Galanza and Jia Morado.
|Team Philippines is composed of core of Creamline Cool Smashers club team. Photo Credit: PVL via One Sports|
Game time set at 6 pm (Manila time).
Team captain Alyssa Valdez is also expected to deliver for the squad despite recovering from the knee injury.
“I’m just really thankful for the trust of the coaches. It feels really different when you play for the country,” said Valdez. “With that trust, we will give our all for a good fight for this SEA Games.”
Ending the 18-year drought since the country last won a medal, bronze in Manila Games in 2005, is the plan.
The winners of the semifinal round will play for the gold medal and the losers will play for the bronze medal.
How to watch Philippine volleyball matches at SEA Games 2023 live?
Catch the coverage of 32nd SEA Games on One Sports and One Sports+.
You may also watch the most anticipated games live via official broadcaster, Smart LiveStream App from from May 5 to 17.
The Smart LiveStream App is downloadable on the App Store and the Google Play Store, and subscribers will only need to enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number to enjoy the service. Upon registration, users will promptly receive an OTP code via SMS, which can be used to start enjoying the features of Smart LiveStream App on their smartphones.
The livestream feed of the game will be posted here once available.
— The Summit Express