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Serves and well organized blocking help Czech Republic


The Czechs had reasons to celebrate after winning in their debut

Carlo Parisi, coach of Czech Republic: “Our good serves and the blocking and reception helped us towards the victory. At the beginning we made too many mistakes due to our lack of experience. It is our first Grand Prix but we were able to recover. We need to be more patient because the errors against superior teams translate into defeats.”

Rafael Olazagasti, coach of Puerto Rico: “Their serves were very good and created a headache for us since we couldn’t organize the offence. We never found the rhythm and of course it was not our best game. The players stayed back in the hotel because they were not on the court. We have to be more dedicated against Dominican Republic.”

Aneta Havlickova, captain of Czech Republic:
“We are very happy with the victory. It was not easy because we don’t have the experience. The 3-0 victory helps our confidence in ourselves. We followed the game plan designed by our coach and it gives me a lot of satisfaction.”

Yarimar Rosa, captain of Puerto Rico: “We felt short against their blocking and it was impossible to recover against that high defence at the net. We need to improve our game in order to have an opportunity. Need to be more focused in the next matches.”

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