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Women s Olympic Games 2004 - Press Conference

Press conference

U.S.A. beat Germany 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 27-25) - duration 2:01
16-Aug, start time: 19:30, end time: 21:31 - Attendance: 2'800
City: Athens; Hall : Peace and Friendship Stadium
Angelina GRUN (GER) - captain

"First of all, my compliments to the USA team. It was a good match but we are a bit disappointed with the result."

Tara CROSS BATTLE (USA) - captain

"It was a tough match. Germany is a very good team. Every one of our team's players contributed to our win and we feel good about it. Now, we shall concentrate on coming match."

Hee Wan LEE (GER) - head coach

"Congratulations to the team of USA. It was a very good match. They are a tough team to win and it has been a long time since we had the chance to beat them."

Toshiaki YOSHIDA (USA) - head coach

"Germany was a tough team, just as I had expected. It was a scary match. Now, we have to prepare for our next match the day after tomorrow."

On how important today's win was:

"The last match was very disappointing for us. Today, we tried to be positive, and this came out to be a good asset for us today. The players scored aces at very crucial points in the match. Everybody played really well."

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