Our girls made a big effort throughout the match but could not contain the Turkish powerhouse. We had taken the advantage and were close to finish the game but Madeline Guillen´s knee injury did affect the ‘heirs’ and ended up losing 3-4 (15-11, 14-16, 15-11, 15-13, 7-15, 14-16, 8-15).
Gaila really stood out with 16 points followed by Vielka with 12. On the Turkish side, Hande Baladin and Ebrar Karakurt were the top scorers with 22 and 21 points each. In the overall, our team was overcome in all the departments: attack 48-56, blocks 12-18, serves 4-6. Our coach and captain reflected on the game.
Wagner Pacheco: “The injury of our player [Madeline Guillen] changed the course of match a lot, but it was not the only reason we lost today. We have a young team. They played above their capabilities today. They fought hard and I don’t have anything to say to them. I am happy with what we showed so far.”
Yokaty Perez: “We had the match already in our hands but then we made mistakes that cost us the victory and we were also left without a key player. In the second part of the match we concentrated more on our injured teammate and lost control of the match.”
Now our team will fight tomorrow for the bronze medal against Bulgary at 8:00 am and you will be able to watch it on our website.