National men’s water polo trainer Rey Galang is gunning for a platform finish as his charges take on past tormentor Indonesia toward the beginning of the 2019 Sea Games water polo rivalries at the New Clark City Aquatic Center in Capas, Tarlac on Tuesday, November 26.
“Last time we put fourth in the Malaysia SEA Games so now we’re going for a platform finish,” said Galang, whose wards handle the Indons in the last match of a triple-header at 7 pm.
The day opens with Singapore playing protecting ladies’ victor Thailand at 10 am, while Malaysia faces Thailand in the other men’s match at 5 pm.
The Filipino campaigners won once and lost 3 matches in the 2017 SEA Games, including a 2-5 misfortune to Indonesia, which wrapped sprinter up to enduring men’s water polo champion Singapore.
“Be that as it may, we previously beat the Indonesians twice in global play this year so we are sure about our odds against them on Tuesday,” Galang, a previous national player himself, noted.
He included that their stretch in a month ago’s FINA Water Polo Challenger’s Cup in Singapore was an enormous lift for his players.
The Pinoy wagers ended up fifth by and large among the 10 groups that saw activity in the challenge, and among their misfortunes was a 7-11 choice to the Singaporeans in the gathering stage.
Galang conceded that Singapore, which is looking to hold the title for the 28th straight time, was as yet the group to beat and the two squads crash on Friday, November 29, just before the opening functions at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan the succeeding day.
The Filipinos prior had a furious competition with the Singaporeans, wrapping up bridesmaids multiple times to the last in past SEAG fights, including an appalling 5-6 misfortune to the compelling Sea Lions when the nation last facilitated the territorial games feature in 2005.
The bespectacled tutor focused on that given the single-round configuration of the five-group competition “each game is an absolute necessity win for every one of the squads. We can sick stand to unwind against any of these groups.”
With just 3 groups including host Philippines, the ladies’ water polo rivalry will be a twofold round arrangement, with just the gold and silver to be granted toward the finish of the occasion.
National ladies’ mentor Aldo Tong is trusting that his group will verify one of them, taking into account that his squad is strengthened by Fil-Ams, bannered by twin kin Haden Skye Alysabeth Bates and Kieran Scout Noelle Bates.
Alysabeth, a goalkeeper, and Scout , an aggressor, are green bean varsity players at the University Redlands in Southern California, which is a NCAA Division school that plays in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
“I accept this is the motivation behind why one of the nations pulled out once it learned we had Fil-Ams in the group,” Tong exposed.
The PH ladies’ water polo crew take to the pool just because against Singapore tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27