LIVESTREAM: Philippines vs Cambodia women's volleyball SEA Games 2023

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s volleyball team begins campaign in the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games against host country Cambodia on Tuesday, May 9, 8:30 pm (Manila time).

Alyssa Valdez will headline the squad who are looking to secure their first-ever podium at the Southeast Asian Games having come an agonizing fourth at the three previous editions.

Alyssa Valdez
Alyssa Valdez, who is representing the Philippines in her fifth SEA Games, is banking on their hunger and chemistry to win their first-ever podium place.

“We’re always aiming to give honour and pride to our country not just by representing it, so I hope we can bring home a medal,” Valdez said in an interview with Inquirer.

UPDATE: Philippines demolishes SEA Games first-timer Cambodian volleyball team with identical score of 25-5 in straight sets.

Ending the 18-year drought since the country last won a medal, bronze in Manila Games in 2005, is the plan.

“I’m just really thankful for the trust of the coaches. It feels really different when you play for the country,” said Valdez. “With that trust, we will give our all for a good fight for this SEA Games.”

Reports said that Cambodia was just in its open tryouts stage or has not fielded a women’s volleyball team in its nation’s history. However, it is expected that they will field a bunch of naturalized players to boost their campaign.

The chemistry on court of tested veterans like Valdez, Jia de Guzman, Mylene Paat, and Tots Carlos will give the Philippines a winning head start.

Aside from Cambodia, the Philippine squad will face Vietnam and Singapore in Group B assignments.

The Philippine team spent two weeks training together in Osaka, Japan in an effort to break that barrier, under the stewardship of Brazil’s head coach Jorge Souza de Brito.

In Group A, the defending champion Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Malaysia will also battle in round-robin.

NOTE: The top two of each group will play in the semifinal round. The winners of the semifinal round will play for the gold medal and the losers will play for the bronze medal.

Schedule: When to watch Philippine volleyball team at SEA Games 2023

  • May 9, 8:30 pm: Philippines vs Cambodia
  • May 10, 6:00 pm: Philippines vs Vietnam
  • May 11, 6:00 pm: Philippines vs Singapore

The ranking rounds of the competition will start on May 13.

How to watch Philippine volleyball matches at SEA Games 2023 live?

Catch the coverage of 32nd SEA Games on One Sports and One Sports+.

You may also watch the most anticipated games live via official broadcaster, Smart LiveStream App from from May 5 to 17.

The Smart LiveStream App is downloadable on the App Store and the Google Play Store, and subscribers will only need to enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number to enjoy the service. Upon registration, users will promptly receive an OTP code via SMS, which can be used to start enjoying the features of Smart LiveStream App on their smartphones.

The livestream feed of the game will be posted here once available.

— The Summit Express

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