FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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"We finished the tournament at the highest performance," says USA coach


USA coach Peter Hanson and captain Matthew West during post-match interview

USA coach David Preston:

“Congratulations to Canada. It’s been a nice tournament. USA was much focused; I think we played very well each game. Canada had bad luck; they played very late last night and had to start early today. I want to give a credit USA players playing well right from the start and playing well throughout. It was a great way to finish USA Volleyball, I am glad for that.”

USA captain Matthew West:

“I think we played very well. Everybody in the team contributed their best to the game in a positive way. I think everyone played tactically and psychologically. I think we did a great job.  That’s always fun to play against North America. It is a great way to end the tournament, I am happy with that way.”

Canada coach Peter Hanson:

“USA played very well today. Congratulations to them. Thanks to the FIVB and Turkish Volleyball Federation to have this good event. It was a great organization and great experience for young athletes. Thank you very much for this experience.”

Canada captain Milan Nikic:

“I think today's match against USA, wasn't our true motivation of our team. We just never gave chance ourselves to play. We gave up in too many areas. We were right behind of USA during the match but the experience we got during the whole tournament is the most valuable thing. To play against tough teams thought a lot lessons. We are very happy for this experience.”


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