Kazakhstan dominates Singapore in AVC Challenge Cup debut

Tall Kazakhstan dominates Singapore in Asian Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup

MANILA, Philippines — In a display of dominance, Kazakhstan showcased their height advantage as they easily defeated Singapore with a quick 25-15, 25-9, 25-17 victory at the Asian Women’s Volleyball Challenge Cup held at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila. Katrina Belova and team captain Sana Anarkulova, both standing at 6-2, led the charge for Kazakhstan, scoring 15 and 13 points respectively.

The win marks a strong start for Kazakhstan, currently ranked 44th in the world, as they aim to secure a spot in the Women’s Challenger Cup and potentially qualify for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Nations League. The team is coached by Rishat Gilyazutdinov and is eyeing a successful campaign in the tournament.

Up next, Alas Pilipinas will face Australia in the main game of the tournament on Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Philippine team is determined to make a statement in front of their home crowd, especially after a previous loss to Australia in last year’s edition of the competition. Skippered by Jia de Guzman, the team is composed of a mix of veterans and emerging stars, all ready to showcase their talent on the court.

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