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NU stuns Thailand in ASEAN University games men’s volleyball

/ 07:29 PM December 11, 2018

The Philippines made quite a first impression after it took down defending champion Thailand in straight sets, 30-28, 25-23, 25-19, in the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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The Philippine team, bannered by reigning UAAP men’s champion National University, virtually secured itself a ticket to the semifinals of the five-day event.

The Filipinos take on Malaysia on Wednesday in the final day of group play with their sights set on earning the top ranking in Pool A.

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Thailand dominated Malaysia in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21. earlier.

The competition consists of six teams grouped into two pools. Only two squads per group will advance to the semis where the No. 1 team in Pool A facing the second-seed in Pool B and vice versa.

Host Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia compose Pool B.

Two years ago, Ateneo’s men and women’s volleyball teams clinched the bronze medals.

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