FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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We have to grow as a team, says Bernardinho


Unilever Volei (BRA) captain Helia De Souza "Fofão" (left) and coach Bernardo Rezende

Zurich, Switzerland, October 9, 2013 – Unilever Volei proved too strong for Iowa Ice in today’s opening match of the 2013 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship. The Brazilians swept the US-team 3:0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-22) in 65 minutes.

 

Unilever Volei coach Bernardo Rocha de Rezende: “We played our first game today after a long journey. We had a good training here, but it’s quite hard with the time lag. We have to grow and show our qualities in the next games.”

 

Unilever Volei captain Fofão: “My teammates played really well, but we committed many unforced errors. We hope to improve for the next game. Some players hadn’t trained with the team before, but our automatisms are going to get better and better.”

 

Iowa Ice coach Janelle Hester: “It was a tough start into the game. We expected them to dominate and they did. Our biggest problem today was our defense, because Unilever has an extremely quick offense. But overall I'm very happy the way we finished. We were two sets down and were able to come back in the third set. This gives us confidence for the next match.”

 

Iowa Ice captain Megan Schipper: “It's a different game from what we were used to. They had a lot of hard driven balls, they had a lot of height. We were not used to seeing teams with that much height over in America. We were a little bit timid at first which is something you can't be when you’re playing at that level. So it took us a little bit, but we got going. We finally got our feet under us and certainly played better at the end.”

 


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