FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We needed strong nerves, says Peru captain


Peru captain Ginna Lopez answers the questions of the international journalists: Luckily, we increased our playing level during the game.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – One set down, Peru came back strongly to beat Puerto Rico 3-1. Peru captain Ginna Lopez said they needed strong nerves to stay focused after the first set. 

Peru coach Natalia Málaga Dibos: It is the first major international tournament for my players. Yesterday we could not handle the pressure, so we are glad that we managed to do it today. 

Peru captain Ginna Lopez: We were under pressure yesterday and unfortunately lost. Today, we needed strong nerves in the beginning of the match. Luckily, we increased our playing level during the game. 

Puerto Rico coach Carlos J. Cruz: We wanted to win today, but Peru played better. We need to work especially with our setters and passers to improve our performance. 

Puerto Rico captain Marie Pilar Victoria: "Obviously we are disappointed, but still, we played quite well. Finally Peru was the stronger squad today.


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