Rome, September 28, Italy, 2014 – Dominican Republic won a very complicated match at the tie-break. Italy earned qualification for the second round as the first team in the Pool A of FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014.
Italy coach Marco Bonitta: “Dominican Republic played with a very good game. This night it plays at very high-level. It is a difficult team to engage. Dominican team has a really hard player in attack-section, Bethania De La Cruz De Peña. We have difficulties to play the first set. It doesn’t give the right charge, but we seem shocked. After I have used instinct, I have tried to understand what it was better to do. I sincerely believe that today we have gained one point. ”
Italy captain Francesca Piccinini: “We have to improve. Today we have engaged a very difficult opponent. They are very strong. My shoulder is ok, today I haven’t had problems.”
Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek:” We have studied the match, we are really satisfied. We have to forget this match and we have to play match to match. We are working very well. This team has attitude, that to work. We don’t ever think a match is easy, all comes thanks to the work.”
Dominican Republic captain Bethania De La Cruz De Peña: ”We are very happy for this victory, I think nobody imagined this victory. We have gotten ready for this match. I don’t know where we can to arrive. We knew this match was complicated. I think the next matches will not be easy and I think now all teams will pay attention to us.”