The Philippine women’s volleyball team went down fighting against Vietnam via a hard-fought 19-25, 27-25, 29-31, 14-25 decision on Saturday in the Southeast Asia (SEA) VLeague second league at the Chiang Mai Sports Complex in Thailand.

Following this loss, the national team, which centered around the NU Lady Bulldogs’ core, now holds a 0-2 record, diminishing their chances of advancing to the gold medal match.

Consequently, the Filipino volleyball team will now compete for the bronze medal against Indonesia on Sunday.

On the other hand, the Vietnamese team’s record improved to 2-0, positioning them for a showdown against Thailand in the battle for the gold medal, also scheduled for Sunday. (ai/mnm)