FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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A dream comes reality for UPCN


Martin Ramos helped UPCN to realize the dream of all their players

Betim, Brazil, October 17, 2013 – Winning against the defending champions Trentino Diatec was a long dream for UPCN captain Demian Gonzalez and it came true at the end of five sets on Thursday when they pocketed the victory in a thrilling contest.

Damien Gonzalez, captain of UPCN: It is like a dream coming true for us. To win against Trentino, a team with world class players like Birarelli and Sokolov. It is an impressive emotion and the result of many years of work. Now we have to think about tomorrow’s match against Kal-Kalleh.

Emanuele Birarelli, captain of Trentino Diatec: It was a good match for the crowd to enjoy. UPCN played great volleyball and we also did good things. We made more mistakes than them and that was the difference.

Fabian Armoa, coach of UPCN: It was a well contested match with two teams working very hard throughout the match. Finally we were able to win the close fifth set. I am very proud and our objective is to qualify to the semifinals.

Roberto Serniotti, coach of Trentino Diatec: It was a close match against a team very difficult. They played very well with a lot of variety. They handled the final situations and now we have to prepare for tomorrow’s match.

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