AVC: Philippines bows to Mongolia, finishes 12th

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(CNN Philippines) — The Philippine national team finished 12th in the 2015 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship (AVC) after Mongolia defeated them, 25-18, 25-13, 28-30, 25-22, on Wednesday (May 27).

Philippines also placed 12th in the 2013 AVC competition.

Mongolia got on the scoreboard quickly, taking a 1-0 lead in the match after taking the first set 25-18.

Philippines tried to make things happen in the next frame but Mongolia raced to a 20-6 advantage. The Filipinas tried to claw their way back but Mongolia was too dominant in the second set, winning 25-13.

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In the third set, Mongolia was ahead 22-18 before Philippines staged a 5-1 run to tie it at 23-all. Both teams exchanged points but it was the Philippine national team that escaped with the win, 30-28, to trail 2-1 in the match.

They were again knotted at 19-all in the fourth set but Mongolia was just too much for Philippines as they sealed the victory with a 25-18 tally.