Philippines swept by Thailand, falls to 0-2 in VTV Cup

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines dropped their second straight game in the 2015 VTV International Women’s Volleyball Cup after getting swept by Thailand’s Under-23 team, 10-25, 13-25, 21-25, on Sunday, July 26, in Bac Lieu, Vietnam.

It was the second straight one-sided loss for the Filipinas, who dropped their opener to Vietnam on Saturday in similar fashion, 16-25, 18-25, 15-25.

After getting dominated in the first two sets, the Philippines had a better start in the third period where they tied Thailand 5-5 early on, and again at 10-10 a few rallies later.

Thailand began to escape when they scored 5 of the next 6 points to take a 15-11 lead, but the Philippines managed to stay within striking distance as they trimmed the deficit to 21-18 a few minutes later, and then again at 23-21.

However, it was all Thailand after as they scored on a cross-court kill and then a block point to seal the win.

The Philippines will be back in action on Monday, July 27, when they face the April 25 sports club from North Korea. –