Toronto Titans’ interim General Manager Dylan Kent believes his team can pull off a few shocks in the International Swimming League (ISL) semifinals on Sunday and Monday.
The ISL newcomers are up against early title favorites Cali Condors along with LA Current and Team Iron. The second semifinal will take place from 18:00 to 20:00 CET both days at the Duna Arena in Budapest.
After finishing seventh of 10 teams in the regular season, Kent admits his Canadian charges have their work cut out to come second and qualify for the Grand Final on November 21 and 22.
“Iron we have faced a couple of times. I think it’s a team that’s within our grasp. Cali and LA will be tough,” he says, adding that the extra day of rest thanks to being in the second semi will help after a grueling schedule of three matches in 10 days.
The Titans have impressed in their debut season. In their four regular season matches, they have notched one second spot, finished third twice and placed fourth.
Kent says anything can happen in the semifinals and the Titans are capable of causing a few upsets.
“For sure, one of the exciting parts about being the underdog is you’re not expected to be up there. I think we definitely have it within us to pull off a few shockers,” he says.