National University-Pilipinas overcame a second set hump to beat Malaysia, 25-14, 23-25, 25-23, 25-20, and clinch a semifinals berth, Wednesday in the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
Angelo Almendras nailed a huge kill to give the Filipinos at 2-1 set lead.
Bryan Bagunas and Almendras then conspired for the fourth set charge to help the Philippines sweep Pool A.
The Filipinos will go up against the No. 2 team in Pool B in the semifinals slated Thursday. Indonesia and Singapore, both sporting 0-1 records, are vying for the of the other semis berth in their bracket.
With their second straight loss, the Malaysians were relegated to the battle for fifth and sixth slots.
Host Myanmar beat Singapore, 25-13, 25-14, 25-11, Tuesday to became the top Pool B team with a 2-0 card. The Burmese will face the Thais, who placed second in Pool A with a 1-1 slate, in the other semifinal pairing.
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