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Knipe: 'We don't have the luxury of sitting down'

Andy Hein, left, of the United States puts up a block against Netherlands' Rob Bontje.

WICHITA, Kan. (July 17, 2009) – The United States has secured the victory in Pool A, but head coach Alan Knipe said he would not let his team drop its level of intensity in the second match on July 18 at Koch Arena.

 

“We don’t have the luxury of sitting down and believing we’ve made it,” Knipe said. “We can play better than we did tonight.”

 

Netherlands head coach Peter Blange will also look for better things from his team on Saturday, but knows that improvement will take time.

 

“Patience is one of the most difficult things about being in sports,” he said. “Within one week, you do not create a winning team.”

  

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