MANILA - The Philippines succumbed to Indonesia in four sets to settle for the bronze medal in the 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix, Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi Purpose Sports Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The Philippines put up a strong fight and grabbed the third set, but Indonesia asserted its might for a 25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-21 triumph.
That gave Indonesia the silver medal in the second leg of the event. The Philippines claimed the bronze once more, while powerhouse Thailand clinched the gold medal after a 25-21, 25-12, 25-11 sweep of Vietnam in the earlier game.
The Philippines' lone win of the second leg came against Vietnam before they were dismissed by Thailand on Saturday.
Megawati Hangestri Pertiwi overwhelmed the Filipinas for 26 points built on 21 attacks and 3 blocks, while Arsela Nuari Purnama had 17 points. Ratri Wulandri scored 12 for Indonesia, including 4 service aces.
Jovelyn Gonzaga led the Filipinas with 14 points, while Alyssa Valdez, back in uniform for the national team after playing for Creamline on Saturday, contributed 13 markers.
Majoy Baron claimed the Best MIddle Blocker award for the second leg in a row, while Dawn Macandili earned Best Libero honors.
Thailand's Pimpichaya Kokram was the Best Spiker, while Indonesia's Tri Retno Mutiara Lutfi earned Best Setter honors and Ratri Wulandari was the Best Server.
Thailand's Pleumjit Thinkaow was the MVP of the second leg.
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