MANILA, Philippines -- Thailand registered a historic "12-peat" with a 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 demolition of Vietnam in the women's volleyball finals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, Monday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
The Vietnamese offered little resistance, enabling the Thais to clinch the title in an hour and 57 minutes.
Chatchu-on Moksri led the charge with 16 points while Pimpichaya Moksri and Onuma Sittirak had 13 and 12 markers, respectively.
The win was a fitting sendoff for veterans Pleumjit Thinkaow, Wilavan Apinyapong and setter Nootsara Tomkom, who expressed this could be their last SEA Games.
Vietnam leaned on Thi Thanh Thuy Tran, the team’s lone double digits scorer with 13 points, as it settled for the silver.
Meanwhile, the Philippines ended the tournament without a win after suffering a heartbreaking five-set defeat to Indonesia.
The Philippines was a point close from ending a 14-year medal drought but saw its 14-12 advantage in the fifth set vanish as Arsella Nuari Purnama and Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi powered Indonesia to a 25-20, 24-26, 25-15, 20-25, 16-14 victory for the bronze.
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