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Matt Anderson: Bulgaria came back with fire


Bulgaria huddles around their coach Camillo Placi

Reno, USA, June 29, 2013 - Bulgaria redeemed their straight sets loss to  by winning their second match against hosts USA 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21) at the Reno Events Center on Saturday.

Bulgaria captain Todor Aleksiev: We had a good sideout at the end of the sets. We were very prepared to play the USA and that led to the good result. We tried to put Sokolov against Matt (Anderson) because he is a high spiker. We did that and we executed well.

Bulgaria coach Camillo Placi: Today was a more competitive match. We passed and blocked better. The USA team was struggling to find their rhythm. Compared with yesterday, we were much more mentally prepared.

USA captain Matt Anderson: When you beat a team 3-0, you understand that they’re going to come back with more fire and energy. I think they put together a good game plan against us and they executed it very well.

USA coach John Speraw: We knew Bulgaria was a much more capable team than they showed the first night. I think the biggest difference in the match is that they passed the ball well and they got themselves out of trouble at a higher rate.

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