NU beats Indonesia to reach gold medal round in ASEAN Univerisity Games
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 13, 2018 05:23 PM
The Philippines, which is represented by National University, will go for the gold against Thailand (photo courtesy of Junjun Abcede).The Philippines continued its solid showing in the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament, as the Filipinos, represented by reigning UAAP men's champion National University, topped Indonesia, 25-14, 25-23, 25-13, to make it to the gold medal round Thursday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
Except for a close second set, the Philippines was dominant in the semifinals match to extend its undefeated run to three games and assure itself of a podium finish.
The Filipinos surpassed the bronze medal achievement it got in the biennial meet for the student-athletes in the region two years ago in Singapore.
Up next for the Philippines is a rematch with defending champion Thailand, which fashioned out a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory over Myanmar in the other semis duel, on Friday.
The Filipinos pulled off a shocking 30-28, 25-23, 25-19 win over the Thais in last Sunday's opener.
Thailand is also 2-1 in the tournament.