Head coach Vladimir Kuzyutkin: "It’s a surprise win. We played well today and I would like to give USA such a surprise. Actually, I’m not happy with my players’ form. They should play better than this."
Captain Marina Sheshenina:
"I’m very glad to win the first match here. It was an expected win. I’m happy that everyone in my team played well to make the expectation come true. However, I admit that the US are very strong."
Head coach Hugh McCutcheon:
"I don’t think it’s a surprise. My players are young and had a problem on blocking their high spikes. I hope my team will come back with the improved form in the next match."
Captain Nancy Metcalf:
"It’s a disappointment. We should do better than this. Russia are very strong and we could not cope with their tactics and form."