USA coach Hugh McCutcheon:
"I'm very happy with the win. We are starting to play good volleyball. It was good timing for us against a Czech team that has been playing well. They have many ways they can attack you. Destinee Hooker played well. Her performance today depended upon the play of a lot of others. It was a team effort."
USA captain Jennifer Tamas:
"We prepared really well for this match. The first two sets were close, then our blocking and serving got into rhythm. Our libero Stacy Sykora played very good today."
Czech Republic coach Jiri Siller:
"They played good and compact. Our defense was not good. We hope to represent ourselves better tomorrow."
Czech Republic captain Ivana Pichotova:
"It was a difficult match. They jump so high and are so big. We saw beautiful American volleyball today."