Volleyball News

Binan, Philippines, September 11, 2016 – Foton Pilipinas of the Philippines defeated T.Grand of Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-17, 30-28, 25-23) on Sunday to finish seventh in the “SMM” 2016 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship at the Alonte Sports Arena.

American imports Lindsay Stalzer and Ariel Usher anchored the Foton Pilipinas’ win to close the tournament with two victories in seven outings.

Stalzer scored all her 18 points from kills, while Usher had 15 points coming off 13 kills and a pair of stuff blocks. Abigail Marano had 11 points, while Jovelyn Gonzaga chipped in with 10 for the Philippine club, which surpassed their eighth place finish last year.

Foton Pilipinas unleashed 58 kills compared to T. Grand’s 29.

Captain Chiu Ya-Hui scored 13 points for T.Grand, which settled for eighth place.

Huang Ching-Hsuan, Chang Jia-Ling, Chen Yu-Chieh and Tsai Qin-Yao all scored five points each for the Chinese Taipei club.