Philippine spikers upend Vietnamese, claim ASEAN GP bronze
John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine women’s national volleyball team clinched a bronze medal after escaping with a thrilling 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12 win over Vietnam to end its campaign on a high note in the inaugural 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix at the Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand.

Veteran hitter Mylene Paat topscored  with 22 points on 14 attacks and Kalei Mau (16), Ces Molina (14) and Majoy Baron (13) had significant contributions as the Phl belles put up a performance speaking well of what they can offer in the coming SEA Games at home.

Meanwhile, the Air Force Jet Spikers kept soaring with another superb all-around game, clobbering first-round tormentor the BanKo-Perlas Spikers, 26-24, 25-8, 25-21, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Later, Reinforced Conference champion PetroGazz matched Air Force five-game win run as it whipped winless Chef’s Classic, 25-15, 25-19, 25-18, to seize solo second with a 6-2 slate.

Air Force rode on the momentum of its stirring come-from-behind victory in the opening set and pounced on the disorganized BanKo-Perlas side in the next before holding sway to complete the victory and avenge its previous loss to the team in the same straight-set fashion last Aug. 17.

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