Monday, 25 September 2017
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Knipe: We wanted to be perfect

U.S. coach Alan Knipe speaks at the press conference.

Puerto Rico captain Hector Soto: I think we got a point. We’re happy with the way we played, but not satisfied. We’ve been working to make less mistakes. We took advantage of the mistakes they made.

U.S. captain William “Reid” Priddy: We put in two great weeks of practice. We came into the match mindful of the energy and committed to getting a good start and it didn’t happen. We are one step closer to our goal, which is the Final Round. When you are not fully invested or concentrating, then you make unforced errors.

Puerto Rico coach Carlos Cardona: It was a match with a lot of mistakes. Whenever they gave us a chance to win sets, we took advantage of it. The big difference is that they out-blocked us 20-3. In my mind, that was the match.

U.S. coach Alan Knipe: I thought we pressed a little early. We wanted to be perfect and we’re not going to be perfect. Puerto Rico is a good team. I thought we showed good character in coming back.


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