Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 10, 2017 – Reigning champions Brazil thundered past Kenya in straight sets (15-2, 15-5, 15-12, 15-10) in the opening match of Pool B at FIVB 2017 Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Read here what coaches and captain said after the game.
Brazil coach Wagner Coppini: “For the first game it’s a good result for us. For someone that is only watching the match it looked good on the court. But for the players on court the new pointing system is very, very fast. And we have to keep our concentration all the time. Against our next opponent Turkey it’s going to be a difficult match. It’s the European champion and we will have to work very hard."
Brazil captain Drussyla Costa: "For the first match it was okay. We had to be very focused and everyone played well. To win the match today it was important to keep the pace going. The third set was tough, but we are happy to win the first match here.”
Kenya coach Catherine Mabwi: “Brazil was a tough opponent today. My team tried very well. The score was okay. It’s only a few mistakes here and there. Otherwise, for the first international match the girls did very well."
Kenya captain Shyrine Jepkemboi: “I am not sad that we lost our first match here. We did our best in the match that was our first international game. We should improve our start. This is crucial for winning more points. In think that in the next games we will improve."