Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo: “Kenya is a powerful opponent”


Peru beat Kenya 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-23) in their opening Pool O match

Monterrey, Mexico, June 26, 2015 - Peru began their 2015 World Grand Prix campaign beating Kenya 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-23) in Pool O and according to Peru’s coach Mauro Marasciulo during the post-match press conference, “Kenya is a powerful opponent and our game plan was to control them”.

Peru coach Mauro Marasciulo: “It was a good match for us, but my players still need to work on the mental part of the game, we lost advantage in the third set, giving Kenya more opportunities to score through our unforced errors, mostly in serves. Kenya is a powerful opponent and our game plan was to control them."

Peru captain Mirtha Uribe: “We began with a lot of respect towards Kenya; they performed very strong. We played faster and I believe this is the main reason why we won today and controlled the actions. It is always complicated to begin a tournament and starting by winning feels wonderful."

Kenya coach David Lungaho: "This is a lesson for us and I know we will do better in our upcoming matches. Peru was more composed, forcing us to play their game. Our passing failed, preventing us from attacking efficiently which is one of our advantages. We are coming out from a hard competition and my players still haven’t fully recovered”.

Kenya captain Khadambi Brackcides: "Congratulations to Peru, we didn’t perform well and couldn’t play our game ... we did not have time to comeback, the match ended too quickly."


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