Team Rebisco PH bows to Sirjan Foulad Iranian in Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship

By: Glendale G. Rosal - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | October 08,2021 - 01:39 PM
TEAM REBISCO PHILIPPINES' John Vic De Guzman seen in action during their match versus Iran's Sirjan Foulad Iranian in the ongoing AVC Men's Club Volleyball Championships. | Photo from AVC

John Vic De Guzman of Team Rebisco Philippines in action during their match versus Iran’s Sirjan Foulad Iranian in the ongoing AVC Men’s Club Volleyball Championships. | Photo from AVC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Team Rebisco Philippines’ men’s volleyball squad opened their campaign in the 2021 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship with a loss to Iran’s Sirjan Foulad Iranian, 0-3, at the Terminal 21 competition hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The Sirjan Foulad Iranian, who won the Iranian Super League title in April, didn’t give the Filipinos a breather in their lopsided match. 

They won all three sets, 25-15, 22-25, and 25-5, to start their campaign with an exclamation point in Pool B. 

Despite the debut loss to Team Rebisco Philippines, they still have lots of chances to clinch a win in their campaign. 

Tomorrow, Oct. 9, they will face the AGMK of Uzbekistan at 10:00 AM (Manila Time). 

Team Rebisco Philippines, which is mostly composed of players who bagged the silver medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, missed two of their ace hitters in Marc Espejo and Bryan Bagunas. 

Both Espejo and Bagunas are currently playing in Japan’s V. League. 

Nevertheless, the team is still well-represented with John Vic De Guzman leading as the team captain.

The rest of Team Rebisco Philippines’ men’s volleyball team is composed of Rex Intal, Mark Alfafara, Ricky Marcos, Ish Polvorosa, Jessie Lopez, Kim Malabunga, Francis Saura, Josh Retamar, Jao Umandal, Ysay Marasigan, Nico Almendras, Manuel Sumanguid and JP Bugaoan.

Just this week, the Philippines’ two women volleyball squads in Team Rebisco and Team Choco Mucho finished  sixth and seventh places respectively. They competed in the 2021 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships.

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