"I am proud of the way my team played today" says USA mentor Hugh McCutcheon
“We didn’t play our best in the tournament so far. Hopefully we will play our best in the gold medal match. We did play better after we reached 20 points” commented captain Lindsey Berg who had missed the quarterfinal with the Dominican Republic through injury. “I feel OK now, my team helped me a lot. I don’t need to run around. Saturday I will play my best. If after the match I can’t walk, I will still try to fight”.
“USA played like a No.1 team. They had the height, speed and the ability to adjust on court. Our blocks were poor, which meant we did not perform. We now need to work for the bronze medal. Whether we play Brazil or Japan. We still need to improve” stressed Korean coach Kim Hyung-Sil.
“We need to get more focused on the next goal, which is for bronze medal. Right after this defeat, we had a brief talk. We said: we lost, so let’s not dwell on that. What we want is a medal, it doesn’t matter what colour” concluded captain Kim Sa-Nee.