FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We saved energy today, says Volero captain Nneka Onyejekwe


Volero stayed focus in their duel with Kenya Prisons. "We controlled the match from the beginning to the end and economized some power for Saturday’s semi-finals", said Volero coach Jan de Brandt.

Zurich, Switzerland, October 11, 2013 – Kenia Carcaces led Volero Zurich to an undisputed straight-set (25-17, 25-13, 25-6) triumph over Kenya Prisons. The hosts needed only 63 minutes to overcome the African champions. Volero Zurich finish on top of Pool A.

 

Volero Zurich captain Nneka Onyejekwe: “It was important to stay focused today. Yesterday, we played a hard match against China and finished late. We felt a little bit tired, but saved some energy with a quick win today. That is the most important point.”

 

Volero Zurich coach Jan de Brandt: “Fore sure we are happy. We finished on top of our pool. Today, my players played concentrated. We controlled the match from the beginning to the end and economized some power for Saturday’s semi-finals.” 

 

Kenya Prisons captain Diana Khisa: “We didn’t play well today. We had big problems with our reception and as a consequence we couldn’t put pressure on Zurich’s defence. We want to get better for the next time and qualify again. We have to get more experience by playing versus strong opponents. I hope our state will donate us some money to participate on friendly games. Further on we need to get better infrastructure. As we train always outside we aren’t used to play in gyms like here.”

 

Kenya Prisons coach David Lungah Mutsami: “It was a hard game for us today. The deception being eliminated is big. We want to improve and qualify for next year’s tournament. As we have some young athletes playing at the 2013 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Mexico we couldn’t line-up our best team. They will be an important part for the next edition. However, getting experience was the most important target for us.”

 


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