For Peru the dream is alive, for Dominican Republic it looks tough


Peru played solid for three sets against Dominica

Tokyo, Japan, May 15, 2016 - Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo has a long-term vision for his young team, and is happy to still have the Olympic dream alive, while the Dominican leadership team admitted their qualifying task had become a lot harder after today’s loss.

Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo - “After winning the first set you have to play carefully in the second set. That requires hard work, which is sometimes difficult for a young team. Players without experience can make mistakes, so we must give them more experience.”

“We have a long-term vision for this team and today was an important victory. This win brings a lot of hope to our dream.”

Dominican coach Marcos Kwiek - “It's tough to talk about a match like this. It is complicated for us after two losses. We will have five matches left, so we will use the rest day to try and refresh ourselves.”

“I think Peru played very well. It was a tough match for us. We changed players and formations and tried several things, but still lost.”

Peru captain Mirtha Uribe - “We kept our concentration and played in the way we intended to. We will do our best the rest of the tournament to get the Olympic ticket.”

Dominican captain Bethania De La Cruz - “Peru did everything well that we could not. We expect a rough road here the rest of the way but will do our best.”

“The situation is tough for us now. We still have chances.”


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