Team Philippines failed to sustain a fine start and took another straight set setback, this time to Indonesia, 20-25, 19-25, 22-25, to close out its Asian Southeastern Zone Women’s Volleyball qualifier campaign with a 1-2 card in Quang Tri, Vietnam on Sunday.
The Philippines, which also lost in three to fancied Vietnam in the opener on Friday but defeated Myanmar in four sets on Saturday, finished third in the four-team event which served as the qualifier for the Asian Zonals. The Viets took the lone slot with a 3-0 sweep.
Still, it was a good showing by the Philippines, which made its first appearance in international volley play in a long, long while. The squad was assembled just one week before the event to honor its commitment to play in the event sanctioned by the Asian Volleyball Confederation.
“We will convince Sports Vision (organizer of Shakey’s V-League) to continue with this program,” said team manager Tony Boy Liao.
He added that the team is eyeing another stint in an invitational tournament, also in Vietnam, next month and the Asian Championships in Thailand in September.