Philippines suffers another heartbreak, bows to Iran in 5 sets

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It was the second straight defeat for the Philippines who also dropped a five-set decision to Australia last Sunday.Now the Filipinas got relegated to the classification round regardless of their match against Kazakhstan on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCoach Shaq Delos Santos refused to get interviewed and even hinted at filing a protest over a call late in the fifth set.But Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas secretary general Ariel Paredes said they will have to talk about it as a team before making a decision. At 11-10 Iran leading, the chair umpire gave a point to a hit that went wide. It fell behind Jia Morado which blocked the view of the line judge.The Philippines still equalized at 12 after that.“I know that we can’t do anything about it, it was done. But I noticed he was the same referee as last match,” said Delos Santos.Delos Santos later decided to sign the match results.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Marc Anthony Reyes/INQUIRERNAKHON Ratchasima, Thailand — The Philippines suffered another tight loss on Monday night against a higher-ranked opponent in a match where it was in control most of the time.This time it was the Iranians, who scored a come-from-behind triumph over the Philippines, 27-29, 25-16, 17-25, 25-12, 15-13, in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Kenyan runner hit by car in ill-fated Colombian half-marathon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img