Trouble brewing as two more players to exit national team
Mark Escarlote on Jul 24, 2018 01:07 PM
A storm is brewing in the horizon for the Philippine national women's volleyball team.
The Philippine national women’s volleyball team could be facing a major blow with less than a month before the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games.
According to an ABS-CBN Sports source, two regular players are reportedly set to bolt out of the squad following the resignation of reserve setter Rhea Dimaculangan just a few weeks back.
The source added that the duo’s club decided to have them withdraw from having a tour of duty for the tricolors because of ‘differences’ with how the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. handles the preparation of the squad.
A month ago, LVPI named the 14-woman lineup that will participate in the Asiad and in the AVC Asia Cup in Thailand in September.
Dimaculangan, who was a reserve together with libero Denden Lazaro, announced early this month her decision to stepdown from her spot for personal reasons.
With this development, head coach Shaq delos Santos will have to find last minute replacements.
The national team is set to fly abroad for a training camp on August 5.
Team PHI is bracketed in Pool A together with host Indonesia, Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand, Asian champion Japan and Hong Kong.