Vietnam makes short work of Philippines in opener of SEA Games men's volleyball pool play
Van Kieu Ngo and the Vietnamese squad prove too much for  Ran Abdilla, Reyson Fuentes and the Philippine team. Jerome Ascano

VIETNAM overpowered the Philippines, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, on Monday at the start of the the men’s volleyball competition in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Monday at MITEC Hall 11 in Kuala Lumpur.

Down 0-2 in the match Ranran Abdilla and Bryan Bagunas gave hope to the Filipino spikers as they took a 16-13 lead in the third.

But the Vietnamese, 2015 SEA Games silver medalists, answered with a 4-0 spurt to take the lead and went on to complete the rout.

 

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