Shapran: Our team lacks experience to win close games


Angela Leyva with 30 points led the way again for Peru

Tokyo, Japan, May 17, 2016 - Kazakhstan coach Vyacheslav Shapran lamented his team’s lack of experience in closing out close games, while Peru’s Mauro Marasciulo said bringing in a relief server proved decisive for his team.

Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo - “It was a tough match. Kazakhstan was a skilled team.” 

“Their team is completely different from the World Grand Prix last year. All 14 players are different. They have a rich wealth of players. We are focused on youth.”

“The second set was the key. Our relief server scored points and that was decisive and helped us win.”

Kazakhstan coach Vyacheslav Shapran - “It was a frustrating loss today. With close scores like 25-23 and 25-22 it was frustrating.”

“We have a young team lacking experience to win through in the final points. We have to get used to international competitions and improve our skills.”

Peru captain Mirtha Uriba - “We are happy for the second win. It was a tough match because of their high blocks. That's why it was close.”

“We countered with serves and that's why we could win. Our combination play was better than in the last game.”

Kazakhstan captain Radmila Beresneva - “We expected it would not be easy. We still wanted to win. I believe we didn't have confidence and that is the reason for the loss.”


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