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Todor Aleksiev: The problem was in our attack


From left, Paul Lotman, David Smith and Kyle Caldwell block against Bulgaria

Bulgaria captain Todor Aleksiev: We need to pick up our attack because we were not spiking so well. The problem wasn’t our reception; the problem was our attack.

U.S. captain Matt Anderson: We knew coming into these matches that Bulgaria was going to put up a good fight. They served really strong and put a lot of pressure on us. We expect them to come back tomorrow and play even stronger. Therefore we need to pick up our game.

Bulgaria coach Camillo Placi: The U.S. team was excellent in some parts of the game. Today, they confirmed the value of this team. We had difficulties in parts of the game where usually we are very strong – the attack and block.

U.S. coach John Speraw: I don’t think either team played up to their full capabilities. But we were able to execute in some areas of the game that allowed us to win tonight. At this point of the year, we are more concerned with our side of the net and what we can improve on our side of the net.


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