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Girls under 18, 2003 - Press Info

Press conference

United States beat Czech Republic 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-11) - duration 1:39
09-Aug, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:39 - Attendance: 300
Shelton Collier, head coach of the USA, stated after the match:

"We are very happy to get our first win in the Preliminary Round. We have a very inexperienced team compared to many of the others at this event, so this victory will really help our confidence. Hopefully we will play better and better as the tournament progresses".

Captain of the American team, Sarah Florian added that:

"We trained very hard to prepare to this tournament and it was great to see all of our hard work pay off with a win. We expected the Czechs to be very strong and they were so it took a great effort to prevail. We are already excited about playing Brazil tomorrow".

Comments from Vladimir Pech, head coach of the Czech team:

"In the most important moment of the match, which was the ending of the second set, my key players lost their concentration and that was the basic reason of our defeat. In my opinion it will be extremely hard to beat Brazil so we see our chance in tomorrow's game against Belarus".