Belarusian players pay honours to their flag and country during the National Anthems ceremony at National Technological University in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 26, 2017 - Belarusian player, Yuliya Miniuk stated that the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship has become a great opportunity to grow up as athletes and as a team.
Despite her squad could not be among the top eight group after a great performance in pool phase, she and her teammates have shown a great quality game. For Miniuk this is just the beginning as she focuses in the long term.
Yuliya Miniuk, Player of Belarus: “I felt this was my best match. It was a hard game so I'm happy that we won. We want to keep winning and improving not only for the World Championship, but also for our future as a team. We were a bit upset for not getting to quarter finals, but we have to focus on get as high as possible now.”
Agata Beksha, Player of Belarus: “It's very nice to be in Argentina. The competition is really hard, we won three games in pools phase, but then couldn't make it to go among the best eight. It was difficult to us to got adapted to the time.”
Marco Queiroga, Head Coach of Peru: “I think we came from less to more. We could have make it better to get one set, but at the beginning we had some problems in our system. We planned to play with our service to then get benefit of our counterattack, but we couldn't finally do it. We were so anxious to score that we lost important chances, so even they were good in attack, we didn't capitalized our opportunities. I liked our third set where we played as equals, that's the way we need to play every match and set. I think we have a team that can face any other and if we improve in our definition, we can change a lot our position'.