Polo squad unfazed by ‘Tisoy’

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    IF the weather cooperates today, the Philippine team hopes to launch its gold medal bid in the 0-2 goals division of polo competition in the 30th SEA Games in grand fashion at the Miguel Romero Polo Field in Calatagan, Batangas.

    Polo officials are hoping the Romero Field will remain playable despite the threat of Typhoon “Tisoy,” which is expected to slam Bicol Region, particularly Virac in Catanduanes, today.

    “We’re praying that it will not rain so hard here so we can start our event,” said Romero, the skipper of the national team and a Party-list representative. “We’re all excited to play.”

    If the field is not playable, the four-day event will be moved tomorrow, with the final set on Sunday.

    The other members of the team are Coco Garcia, Nicole Eusebio, Jam Eusebio and Santi Juban, who are all raring to go all the way to the Promised Land after the country lost to Malaysia 4-6 in goals division last Sunday.

    “Everybody is determined to contribute to the country’s bid to win the overall championship and we are all inspired after the explosive first day,” said Romero.

    The draw was scheduled late Monday. Apart from Malaysia, also out to beat Team PH team are Indonesia and the powerhouse team of Brunei.

    Prince Jeffri and Prince Qawi, members of Brunei’s royal family, will spearhead Brunei’s gold medal bid.