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PH women’s volleyball falls short of podium anew
The Philippines fell to Indonesia for the third successive time in the bronze-medal match in women’s volleyball, yielding in four sets, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22.
Blowing a golden opportunity in the third set, the Filipinas led early at 6-2 before the Indonesians tied the game at 8-all, led by as many as four, 16-12, before ultimately taking a commanding 2-1 set lead, 25-22.
Multiple-time PVL MVP Tots Carlos tried to mount a comeback to send the game into a deciding set, but was doused by a quick by star Wilda Siti Nurfadilah to end the contest.
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s volleyball team will have one last crack at the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games podium when they take on Indonesia in the bronze-medal match on Sunday, May 14, 6 pm (Manila time).
Led by the likes of PVL MVPs Tots Carlos, Mylene Paat, and Jema Galanza, the Filipina spikers are taking some leftover momentum from their sweep loss against Thailand, which featured a promising nip-and-tuck first set where the Philippines actually threatened the 28-year defending champions until 22-all.
However, the Indonesians are also carrying some momentum of their own mixed with a sprinkling of anger after they fell short of the gold-medal match in a tight five-setter against reigning silver medalist Vietnam.
This will be the fourth straight bronze-medal match for the Philippines since returning from a 10-year hiatus in 2015 and the third consecutive consolation tussle with Indonesia.
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