Matsumoto, Japan, August 26, 2015 – USA defeated Peru 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-12) at Matsumoto City Gymnasium on Wednesday, the fourth day of the FIVB Women’s World Cup.
Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo: From now on, we will be playing matches against teams more of a similar level to our own, such as Argentina, Cuba and Kenya, so we hope we can adjust our play and pick up some victories. For us, it’s important stay fit and be ready for our matches. Today, we tried hard to earn points but the USA reception was very good so it was difficult for us to gain points. Also, our best attackers are in Peru, so it’s hard for us to have a strong offence.
Peru captain Mirtha Uribe: As expected, this was a very difficult match for us. USA are stronger in blocking and attacking, but we’d like to learn from this match and look forward to our next one.
USA coach Karch Kiraly: We are trying to get better every day in this tournament and in terms of service pressure, we did that today. Our start was not so strong, but we finished much stronger. I liked our team effort and liked the fact that we got better at the service line.
USA No. 21 Tetori Dixon: I think we played really well as a team; we’ve been working on improving our game. I think we’re getting better as a team and we proved that today; it was a good team effort. As a middle, you need a good pass and a good setter to give you the ball, so I think whenever a middle gets an MVP, it’s a true test of what the team did and I think we did really well all together.