Saturday, 23 June 2018
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USA Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon: We expected a difficult game and China did not disappoint us

China coach Wang Baoquan: "Our team started a bit slow today. The players did not play very well today. USA is a strong team. Our team still need to work harder. The third and fourth sets were better, but still not good enough. During times when the team is behind on the scores, our play was quite disorganised. Both digging and passing still need improvement. Due to bad passing, the team failed to attack and gain points."


China captain Wei Quiyue: "Congratulations to the USA team. They played very well. It is valuable lesson for our team. When we meet again in the finals, we hope we can play a game of a higher level."


USA Coach Hugh McCutcheon: "We expected a difficult game and China did not disappoint us. They started a bit slow today, but Set 3 and Set 4 was a real battle. Our athletes are very happy to play against such great player. Both teams are of a close calibre. The large and cheering fans gave us certain pressure, it is a different but the team needs to learn to adapt. But it would be good preparation for next week in Ningbo. We will meet again next week in the finals; the winner of next match depends on which team perform better."


USA Captain: Jennifer Tamas: "It was a tough fight. China is one of the best teams in the world no doubt. Their serving and attack are both at the back line. It is challenging to score. We are happy deal with such good players. We hope to become better players and perform to our best potential when we meet China in the finals again."


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