Candela Salinas (5) and Sofia Meinardi (10) celebrate her team's comeback against Cuba.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 22, 2017 - Day 5 of FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship had a particular detail: all matches were solved in five sets and all the teams that were down on the score, came back and triumphed.
Argentinean victory was not the exception but it was hard to do for the pupils of Estasnislao Vachino who remarked that Cubans are always tough opponents, while Victoria Mayer stated that her team has been growing during as tournament goes on.
Victoria Mayer, Player of Argentina: “I’m really happy because we're growing every day. Today the first two sets we played down, but we knew how to comeback and we got the victory. About Brazil, we didn't think about it yet, but we know it will be hard from now on. We have to play point by point and focus on our game.”
Estanislao Vachino Head Coach of Argentina: “Cuba is always Cuba, they have a lot of physical and blocking potential. I think we entered relaxed because we knew we were already qualified and maybe thinking about tomorrow's game, that made it difficult for us. Hopefully, we reacted in the third; winning is always good and it's useful for our heads especially. Brazil will be a hard rival, but it will be very nice and the girls are so excited, so we expect an amazing game with people helping us to give one more step.”
Tomas Fernandez Arte, Head Coach of Cuba: “Today we have a nice headache because the girls played good and it was big for our development. When you lost 3-0 is not good, but playing five sets against a great team as Argentina, is important. We wish them good luck now, they're squad really organized that plays very good. We committed many mistakes in serve and block and we depend on that. We will try to end in the best possible position now."