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Volleybelles battle Vietnam with semis hopes on line

/ 03:43 AM June 13, 2015

SINGAPORE—The Philippine women’s volleyball team is in a do-or-die situation as it battles tough Vietnam today in the Southeast Asian Games at the OCBC Arena Hall 2 here.

At 1-1, the Philippines needs a win to fan its semifinals hopes but it must hurdle a tough foe in unbeaten Vietnam, which crushed the Filipinos’ tormentor, Indonesia (25-20, 25-20, 21-25, 16-25, 15-10).

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A loss to the regional heavyweight would mean outright elimination.

As if the challenges weren’t as tough as they already are, the Philippines, coming off a victory over Malaysia, needs to win over Vietnam by a big margin because ties will be resolved by quotient system.

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Only the top two teams from each group will march to the semifinals.

In men’s action, the Philippines is also facing a tough road ahead after it bowed to Burma (Myanmar), 25-16, 25-14, 35-33, late Thursday to fall to 1-1.

The Philippines is making its first SEA Games appearance since 2005 after infighting in the volleyball federation forced it to miss the past five editions.

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