SANTIAGO-MANABAT UNLEASHES 19 POINTS IN NAKHON RATCHASIMA’S WIN, BOOKS SPOT IN VTL PLAYOFFS
Dindin Santiago-Manabat fired 19 points as Nakhon Ratchasima QminC booked its place in the 2021-22 Thailand Volleyball League playoffs after beating Pro Flex RSU, 25-16, 25-23, 25-16, Saturday at the Nimibutr Stadium in Bangkok.
Manabat played her best game yet as she unleashed 16 attacks and three blocks in a sweep against Proflex in a one-hour and 18 minutes match.
On the other hand, Filipino co-import Paat had an off night as she played only in the first two sets and scored four markers for the squad.
Patcharaporn Sittisad and Karina Krause added 10 points apiece while Chitaporn Kamlangmak provided six of the team’s 11 blocks to finish with nine points.
With the win, Nakhon Ratchasima improved to a 6-5 record, forcing a tie with Khonkaen Star for the third and fourth seeds.
Proflex RSU, meanwhile, dropped to its ninth defeat in 11 games to stay in the sixth spot.
No RSU players ended with double digits as Arisa Promnok, Suthina Pasang, and Rungruethai Sangsakon scored eight points each.
Nakhon Ratchasima will wrap up its second round regular season on Feb. 20, Sunday, against the league-leading undefeated Supreme Chonburi at 6 pm.