FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

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The block of USA was the difference -Guidetti


USA Libero Nicole Davis did an excellent job for USA

Margareta Kozuch, captain of Germany:  “I want to congratulate USA for the victory. We tried our best and battled hard to win the third set. It is always very difficult to play against USA.  I think we need to improve our reception for the next matches.”

Lindsay Berg, captain of USA: “It is good to play after one month only training. After taking the first two sets we were able to come back strong in the third set and finished with a victory.”

Destinee Hooker, player of USA: “It was a great start for our team. I am really excited about our start and we need to continue focused.”

Giovanni Guidetti, coach of Germany: “It was a very tough match but we did our best. I think the blocking was the difference of the match today.”

Hugh McCutcheon, coach of USA: “We played very consistent and I am really happy with the way we reacted in the third set when we almost leveled the score. We executed well and we were not playing our best volleyball. I think we will reach our peak in July and August.”


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