Thailand defeated Cuba despite nursing some injuries
Lima, Peru, August 14, 2015 – The intensity of their serves carried Thailand to a four-set victory over Cuba to improve to 2-0 in the battle for the 17-to-20 positions on Friday at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum of Lima.
Tanasak Ratanarasi, coach of Thailand: Many players are tired but we will try our best in tomorrow’s match. Our libero Yotpinit Anisa was sick and need to rest so she won’t be playing the rest of the tournament.
Wipawee Srithong, top scorer of Thailand: Both teams tried their best. Our problem was the first ball. Our reception was not effective. We have to correct that for the last match and our attack was not good either.
Tomas Fernandez, coach of Cuba: We made many errors caused by the intensity of Thailand’s serves. They made up for their lack for height with a fast game and for my girls this was the first time they face that type of volleyball. It was a learning experience.
Diaris Perez, captain of Cuba: W reacted too late when Thailand was solid. I think that with our complete team the overall results could have been different. Now we need to continue working and getting more experience.