Coach Roberto Garcia may have underestimated Colombia a little


Coach Garcia trying to motivate his players during the match against Colombia

Trujillo, Peru, July 5, 2015 – In a match full of emotions, the team of Colombia won against the team from of by 3-1 (25-14, 21-25, 25-20, 27-25) with young Cuban hopeful Melissa Vargas the top scorer with 31 points.

Colombia's Argentinean coach Eduardo Guillaume said: “Today Cuba played a good match, we had some troubles trying to control Melissa Vargas. We could organize ourselves and we knew we had to wait for the right moment and in the last part of the fourth set we took control and won the match. We are very happy with the result.”

Colombia’s captain, Maria Alejandra Marina, commented:  “I am very happy for this victory; we have worked a lot for this result.  Colombia is a young team that is growing from game to game and we want the best result in Australia.”

The Cuban coach, Roberto Garcia, admitted that his team made mistakes in key moments:  “My team did not have the personality we are used to have.  I think we underestimated Colombia a little bit.  We risked a lot in serving, failed in defence and in key counter-attack moments.”

The Cuban captain, Sulian Matienzo, recognized that the Colombian team has improved a lot.  “They have grown a lot and play very attached to each other, but this is not and end; we will face each other again in Toronto and we will have our revenge.”


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