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Jia De Guzman ‘grateful’ as Alas Pilipinas provides extra firepower

Jia De Guzman Alas Pilipinas VNL

Jia De Guzman and Alas Pilipinas throughout a VNL meet and greet at Mall of Asia Area.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — Alas Pilipinas group captain Jia De Guzman welcomed new additions Jema Galanza, Bella Belen, and Alyssa Solomon forward of the FIVB Problem Cup on July 4 at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

De Guzman is elated to have extra proficient wing spikers, in addition to Tots Carlos, who wasn’t within the Alas meet and greet on Wednesday, as they play a do-or-die sport towards AVC Problem Cup champion Vietnam within the qualifier for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

“We’re grateful that we had been strengthened with Jema, Bella, and Alyssa as a result of we had an excellent line-up within the AVC and we’re welcoming each assist that we are able to get,” mentioned De Guzman in Filipino after their meet and greet within the VNL on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Area.

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“They’re additionally bringing an ideal expertise and we’re hoping for extra additions to have a deeper bench in the long term.”

Additionally a part of Alas coach Jorge Souza De Brito’s pool are Problem Cup bronze medalists Angel Canino in addition to Sisi Rondina, Eya Laure, Fifi Sharma, Thea Gagate, Daybreak Macandili-Catindig, Cherry Nunag, Dell Palomata, Religion Nisperos, Jennifer Nierva, Arah Panique, Julia Coronel, and Vanie Gandler.

College of the East rookie Casiey Dongallo can also be a part of the coaching pool however she’s nonetheless recovering from a hand damage.

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The Philippines and Vietnam collide in a knockout match with the winner advancing to the following spherical towards the winner between Argentina and the Czech Republic.

“We’re doing our greatest to organize nicely as a result of we’re dealing with Vietnam so we’ve seen them play in particular person in AVC,” the eight-time PVL Finest Setter mentioned. “We’re taking it a day at a time, making ready, making the most of the longer preparation this time in contrast earlier than within the AVC. So hopefully, we are able to get higher outcomes.”

Additionally vying for the lone VNL spot are Belgium, Sweden, Puerto Rico, and Kenya.

De Guzman was completely satisfied to fulfill their followers earlier than the sport between France and Germany at MOA Area/

“We didn’t count on that many individuals and we wished to fulfill extra however we lack time. We’re grateful for his or her assist to Alas Pilipinas each males’s and girls’s groups,” she mentioned.

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