"We have been together for a few weeks. Both teams fought hard during the match and it was a pretty good one for the first three sets. In the fourth set we couldn’t stay with Cuba’s strong performance."
Wilma Salas, Captain of Cuba
"I think both teams have improved. We came here to win but USA was a good rival and we wish them good luck for the rest of the tournament and I hope to play against them some time in the near future."
Paula Weishoff, Head Coach of USA
"Cuba has improved a lot since the last time we faced them. It was a very close match and we kept fighting very hard. But they were too strong for us in the fourth set."
Joel Olazabal, Head Coach of Cuba
"We prepared our team for a good battle against a good team. USA is a team that plays well organized in defense and blocking. The tournament is just starting and they have a good chance to improve. We wish them good luck."