In the latest sports news, let us take a closer look at the SEA Games, specifically the volleyball games.  Back on Thursday, May 4, the Philippines suffered a straight-set loss to Cambodia. This resulted in their elimination from the semifinal race in the Southeast Asian Games men’s volleyball competition. 

Those who bet on volleyball know how home court advantage can help inspire teams to perform better. But despite the home court advantage at the Olympic Stadium, the Cambodians still won with a score of 25-18, 25-18, 25-17. Cambodia had a clear lead on the game early on, and proved themselves to be better. 

SEA Games: Volleyball

Jade Disquitado and Steven Rotter led the Filipino team with 8 and 7 points, respectively, but they were outplayed by a determined Cambodian squad. The Cambodians aimed to improve on their bronze medal finish in Vietnam last year. Cambodia’s Pin Sarun had the highest score of 13 points, while Mouen Menglaiy fired 12 points. Those who use a bookie pay per head software can easily track game results in SEA Games betting.

The Philippines, now 0-2 in Group A, was previously swept by defending two-time champion Indonesia, thereby losing any chance of advancing to the semifinals as only the top two teams will move forward. On the other hand, Indonesia and Cambodia, both with identical 2-0 records, secured their semifinal berths by sharing the top spot in Group A. The Philippines still has a chance to end their group stage campaign on a positive note as they face winless Singapore on May 6, Saturday.