The Volcanoes won’t have an easy path, they take on Korea (current Asian Games Bronze Medalists) and have to by pass an improving China and the ever experienced Sri Lanka.
“Currently on the standings, there are 3 points that separate 3rd place and 6th place. Each team has either won or lost a match between each. We defeated Korea and Sri Lanka, China defeated us, Sri Lanka defeated China, Korea defeated Sri Lanka, the list goes on. It’s just too close to call. However come the last leg next weekend, the rankings will be decided as we all face off against each other again and we like our chances, considering we have defeated each of these teams at the recent events” Letts shared.
Head Coach Frano Botica, and his assistants David Johnston and Performance Manager Chris Everingham have a heavy artillery to select from. Returning national players include Donald Canon Coleman, Ryan Reyes Howe and Justin Villazor Coveney will be added to the team from the last tournament. These players will only increase the Philippines chances of winning according to Everingham.
“It’s likely the most competitive Training Camp we have had for the 2018 Series, player availability wise anyways. The first two training camps have been strong and tough, however the third will be hard, if not harder, ” shared Everingham
The Volcanoes will face off with Korea, Japan and Malaysia in Pool A in Colombo on October 13 and 14 at Racecourse Stadium.
The team will depart Philippine shores on Thursday in preparations for the tournament
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