POMI Casalmaggiore coach Giovanni Caprara is wary fatigue may play a big factor as they take on PSL-F2 Logistics Manila on Thursday in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The Italian team is playing its third match in as many days after bowing in straight sets to VakifBank Istanbul and winning a five-set match with Rexona Sesc Rio.
“I’m a little bit worried about the fatigue and also the match,” said Caprara.
A win over the PSL squad will send Pomi Casalmaggiore to the semifinals.
“Of course we have to win the match if we want to get that one chance to continue in the Final Four but that will be very difficult,” said Caprara.
“Especially this match (against Rexona Sesc Rio) is so long and my players are for sure tired but we have to put inside the court our power and try to win,” he added.
Pomi Casalmaggiore will bank on Samanta Fabris, who unloaded 24 points against Rexona Sesc Rio, Lucia Bosetti, Jovana Stevanovic and Lauren Gibbemeyer.
PSL, meanwhile, had a day’s rest after losing in straight sets to Rio in the opener.
“I believe that we need to be more united inside the court and focus on our communication,” said PSL-F2 Logistics Manila team captain Rachel Anne Daquis.
Stephanie Niemer is again expected to lead the way along with Yevgeniya Nyukhalova for the PSL side.