Sunday, 20 May 2018
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Mazzanti: We improved after nervy opening

Serena Ortolani spiking through the Mirador block of Annerys Vargas and Bethania de la Cruz

Foppapedretti Bergamo coach Davide Mazzanti:
"I am very happy with the first win even though we did not start that well. Our young players were tense and nervous before their debut at the Club World Championships; after the first set we finally found our rhythm, our serve was getting more and more effective and that same consideration applies to the block and defensive system."  

Foppapedretti Bergamo captain Serena Ortolani:
"We are happy to start our campaign here in Doha with a win. It was not easy, especially in the first set, but then we got the right confidence and generally I am happy with our performance."

Mirador coach Marcos Kwiek:
"Mirador is the only team participating in the Club World Championships that is not playing in any league at the moment. We are only training and that has an impact on the level of our play. With yesterday’s win we made it to the semis and now we will carefully prepare for the next game, not to miss our chance to perform well there."

Mirador captain Milagros Cabral de la Cruz:
"We played a good first set but then after missing our chance there, something went wrong in our play. Our opponent was very strong, we are really impressed by their quality, but this is no wonder since they are the defending champions in Europe."


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