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Dominican coach: “My libero is an incredible player,”

The press conference of Dominican Republic vs. Turkey


Dominican Republic head coach Wagner Pacheco
“Brenda Castillo (libero) is an incredible player, she demonstrated the great quality here, also in the senior team through her multifunction role. She was wonderful and made the difference in all games. In the fifth set I explained to my players how to concentrate in each area, so that Brenda would be in charge of the defense. I’m happy that my team such match under this pressure. This is a great moment to all the team staff and Dominican Republic volleyball family to qualify to the world championship semifinal. I congratulate all my staff, each member worked hard to obtain this great goal”

Dominican Republic captain Niverka Marte
“Turkey played a great game, our team lost twice in fifth set against Brazil and Germany; in those occasions we lost by our errors. I’m happy with the victory and now we will work strong for the semifinal. We are ready to play five set again if necessary, we have a good physical fitness and in our country we prepared ourselves for that”

Turkey team manager (The coach was sick)
“Maybe my players were surpassed by the fatigue, they did a lot of work during the last night’s hard game against Mexico. At the end of today match my captain said this result is a big disappointment and that is correct”,

Turkey captain Melis Gurkaynak
“We are very sad with this result, we worked hard for this victory to advance to the semifinal, but we couldn’t mange that. I’m really disappointed.  We knew that it was going to be a difficult match, congratulation Dominican republic and good luck in the next round”,


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