Kimura says Japan had to rely on Peru mistakes in victory


Japan encountered some difficulties finding their rhythm and had to rely on their opponents' mistakes to score in the match

Sendai, Japan, August 30, 2015 - Japan defeated Peru 3-0 at the Sendai Gymnasium, to remain in third place in the overall ranking in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Japan coach Masayoshi Manabe: "We had two days of rest but our condition is not that good. It's a relief that we won. Sendai is a different environment that Tokyo, so we were able to use all of our players tonight."

Japan captain Saori Kimura: "This was our first game in Sendai and it's good we could win. We still have many things to work on. We did have some trouble with their block and we lost some points on our mistakes. We could not start our own rhythm at times and had to rely on their mistakes."

Japan player Miyu Nagaoka: "We were able to win today and this is good preparation for tomorrow's game."

Japan player Chizuru Koto: "It is good we could win in straight sets, but we still have a lot to work on. Their service-reception was good today. Everyone had the chance to play today. We missed some easy balls and we need to work on that.

Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo: "We are going through a changing process now. We will do our best to get a better result next time."

Peru captain Mirtha Uribe: "They had a lot of chances tonight. They played different combinations which made it tough. We will do our best for the next match."


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