PH men's spikers' gallant stand falls short as Indonesia grinds out win to reach SEAG semis
The Filipino spikers fought hard but fell short against the Indonesians. Jerome Ascano

INDONESIA marched on to the semifinals after grinding out a win against the Philippines, 25-21, 23-25, 35-33, 25-21, in the men’s volleyball in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 2015 bronze medalist Indonesia improved to a 2-0 win-loss card in the pool stage, while the Philippines absorbed its second loss in as many outings after a straight-set loss to Vietnam.

The Pinoy spikers threatened the Indonesians in the third set when they raced to the first set point, 24-23, and a 33-32 set point only to commit a couple of errors down the stretch.

rom a 17-all, contest after a Mark Alfafara attack, Indonesia pulled away and reached the match point, 24-20.

Philippine skipper Johnvic de Guzman saved the match point with an off the block hit but a sharp cross court kill by Indonesia ended the match.

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