Creamline-Philippines dropped a 12-25, 16-25, 16-25 decision to Vietnam to remain winless in the 2nd ASEAN Grand Prix Women’s Volleyball Invitation at Chartchai Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima Saturday.
Unlike in their AVC Cup for Women duel last month where the national women's team put up a valiant stand in the extended third set before losing, the Vietnamese learned from that experience and were all business on both ends of the floor to improve to 2-0.
With its second straight defeat, the Philippines lost its chance of securing at least a silver medal in the three-day tournament.
Tots Carlos led the national women's team for the second straight match with 11 kills, including eight in the third set, while Ced Domingo had two service aces to finish with seven points.
Jema Galanza also scored seven kills while Rose Vargas had five points.
Tran Thi Thanh Thuy was at her usual best for the Vietnamese with 13 points.
The Philippines hopes to achieve a podium finish by capturing a third straight bronze against Indonesia at 4 p.m. (Manila time) Sunday.
The Philippine National Volleyball Federation is supporting the national women's team campaign.
Vietnam will play Southeast Asian Games champion Thailand for the gold at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The hosts, who beat the Philippines, 25-17, 25-22, 25-12, in last Friday's opener, were playing the Indonesians Saturday night.