|Việt Nam (in yellow) try to block a South Korean spike during their Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in the Philippines. — Photo asianvolleyball.net|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam suffered their first defeat at the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship’s preliminary round, losing 23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 22-25 to South Korea in Pool C, yesterday in the Philippines.
The loss however did not affect Việt Nam’s berth in the next round as the team have already qualified after two wins in previous matches.
With three wins, South Korea top the pool and Việt Nam are second.
Both teams will be in Pool E with Kazakhstan and the Philippines in the next round.
In other matches, Iran finished the group stage on a winning note, beating the Maldives 25-4, 25-13, 25-14, Thailand easily trounced Chinese Taipei 26-24, 25-14, 25-15, while China overcame Australia 25-13, 25-8, 25-9.
Teams will rest today before returning to action on Sunday. — VNS