AVC: Chinese-Taipei trumps Philippines for crack at 5th place

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first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LATEST STORIES “One set could’ve tilted the game but we’re here and we just have to accept the loss and move forward.”Wu Wei-Hua had 14 points to lead Chinese-Taipei while Chen, who came in as a substitute in all the three sets, and Hsiao Hsiang-Ling had nine points apiece.Jaja Santiago helped the Philippines’ cause with 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The Philippines had the early momentum in the third set putting up a 10-4 lead but Chinese-Taipei managed to score seven straight to take an 11-10 lead.Captain Chen Wan-Ting then finished off the no.79 team in the world with a brutal crosscourt kill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alyssa Valdez, who had 13 points to lead the Philippines, was disappointed with how they squandered their edge but said they have to move on and end the tournament on a positive note.“We definitely wanted to win, but we just couldn’t hold on,” said Valdez in Filipino. “But, again, this is a learning experience because there was the regret because it would’ve been a huge difference if we were able to get at least one set.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Chinese-Taipei earned a shot at the fifth place in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after taking down host Philippines, 25-20, 25-19, 25-19, in the classification stage Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The 55th-ranked team in the world is set to face Vietnam for the battle for the fifth spot while the Philippines will once again match up against Kazakhstan for a crack at seventh. ADVERTISEMENT Sharapova receives US Open wildcard for first post-ban Slam Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Winning close games is a sign of COC’s strength

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first_imgThere’s a reason College of the Canyons’ football team is closing in on its 20th consecutive win, ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 2 in the nation and seeking another state title: It has players who can win close games. The Cougars (5-0 overall, 3-0 Western State Conference) have been tested in each of their past four games. Victories over Grossmont, Ventura, Moorpark and – in a come-from-behind triumph last week – Bakersfield have provided examples of error and persistence. Against Bakersfield, quarterback Marcel Marquez kept his composure, drove COC down the field and capped the winning drive with a touchdown pass to Billy Omahen with 1:06 remaining. No problem. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We work on the two-minute drill every week,” Marquez said. “I just took what they gave me.” Marquez was impressed with his offensive line. “I had five seconds to throw every time,” he said. “There was no one in my face, I just had time to throw. It made my life a lot easier.” Marquez readily acknowledged mistakes, which enabled Bakersfield to throw a scare at the defending state champions. “I can take some of the blame …,” Marquez said. “I tried to force the ball a couple of times (to receivers.) Once we cut down on turnovers … people won’t be able to compete with us.” COC has a bye this week then takes on Citrus, from Covina, a week from Saturday. Marquez is COC’s leading rusher, with 262 yards and five touchdowns on 71 carries. He has completed 79 of 133 passes for 1,022 yards and nine touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s hit seven receivers for touchdowns. Marquez, who runs drills regularly against the COC first-team defense, praises the other side for making crucial stops and keeping the Cougars on top. “They’re stopping people,” Marquez said. “Imagine what they could do when (the offense does) things on our half.” Running strong: COC’s cross country team continues to get strong performances from its men’s and women’s teams as they transition from training shape to competition shape. The women, led by sophomore Jessica Gomez (Saugus High,) finished fifth in a field of 12 at last week’s Bakersfield College Invitational. The men, paced by Salim Benmohamed (Canyon High,) were seventh. The meet was held in 104-degree heat. Gomez posted a lifetime-best 18 minutes, 38 seconds over 5,000 meters – the second time she’s broken 19 minutes – to finish third among 75 runners. “She was excited,” COC coach Belinda Kane said. “She opened up (the season) at 20:02, so she’s running fantastic times.” Benmohamed (Canyon High) finished ninth of 95 men, completing the 6,000-meter course in 21:11. Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 nate.brown@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more