FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Voronkov says players persevered through pressure in win over Brazil


Brazil and Russia coaches Bernardo Rezende and Andrey Voronkov shake hands at the end of an epic match

Tokyo, Japan, November 23, 2013 - Similarly to what they had done at London 2012, Russia came back from two sets down to edge Brazil and keep alive their chances to win gold in the tournament. They also could adjust their game plan and a couple of substitutions made by coach Voronkov changed the course of the match.

Russia coach Andrey Voronkov: This was a very important match for both teams. When we play Brazil, everybody pays attention. My players felt a lot of pressure and that was seen in the first half of the match. From the middle of the match our players put their thoughts and feelings together and were able to establish our own style of play. It was beautiful volleyball today. Though our players were nervous they were glowing afterward. We won because of our focus.

Brazil coach Bernardo Rezende: They played a great second part of the match. They switched their system and did it well. Pavlov and Muserskiy came on in the third set and we could not control them. They made some good shots and it worked in the end. Strong teams come back from a loss and win. We have to come back and show we can play at a great level tomorrow against Italy.

Russia captain Sergey Makarov: Brazil played well in the first two sets. It was difficult to get a counterattack. We were in a tough position. We picked it up in the third set. We played very powerfully and established our own style of play.

Brazil captain Bruno Rezende: We played very good in the first two sets. We had chances. We had a good serve and counterattack. The third set turned when No. 15 had three aces. We have to look to tomorrow. It was a good match like Brazil and Russia have had the past few years.

Brazil player Wallace De Souza: We did well in the first and second sets. In the third set Russia changed their strategy. We lost momentum as a result. We had great serves, but so did they.


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