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2010 Girls' Youth Olympic Games
21 - 26 August 2010

 Match info | Press Conference
"Most exciting game I have ever played in" - Taylor Simpson

USA coach and former Olympian, Rod Wilde explains his team beat Belgium

Singapore, Singapore, August 20, 2010 - USA beat Belgium in an exciting five-set match that came down to the wire in Toa Payoh Sport Hall on Sunday evening.

USA’s Taylor Simpson: “That was the most exciting game I have ever played in. This match shows us that we can always push through and that nothing is too difficult.”

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USA captain Samantha Cash: “That was a really fun game, and it was good to beat such a talented team. This gives us more confidence, but we are going to keep working hard because this was not our best. We can get better.”

USA coach Rod Wilde: “We got stronger as the match went on. We had some setbacks in sets two and four, but the team’s effort was very good. We have not been together very long, so we still need to develop an identity of who we are. In sets two and four, girls were looking for somebody else to make plays instead of stepping up.”

Belgium coach Julien Van De Vyver: “In the second and fourth sets, we served better and were more efficient. America is a great team. I knew that it would be hard."



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