FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We gave USA a hard time, says Russia captain


We displayed good emotions before and during the match, said Russia captain Elena Novik.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 25, 2013 – Russia displayed all their power and agility to roll over USA 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 on Tuesday evening. We need to prepare well for our duel with Egypt, said Russia coach Svetlana Safronova. 

Russia coach Svetlana Safronova: I am happy how we played today. We need to prepare well for our duel with Egypt.

Russia captain Elena Novik: We displayed good emotions before and during the match. We gave USA a hard time.

USA coach Rodney Wilde: It was a big match for us as it was our last chance to advance to the medal round. Unfortunately, we did not improve our level. We did not play well at all. Our passing was poor. I am disappointed.

USA captain Jordan Burgess: Russia is a great team and to beat them we had to come out and fight more. 


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