14. 07. 2019

VNL F6 M: Speraw – “We know Russia very well“; Lucarelli – “Their reception line worked well“

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USA Head Coach John Speraw has explained his decision to put Garrett Muagututia and Jeff Jendryk in the lineup in the fourth set:

 

There were two reasons. First of all, Garrett has been for us all the way through VNL. He has played a lot. Obviously, with giving rest to Aaron Russell and at times Taylor Sander, we have needed him. He has been there for us. He can really come in and pass the ball. We knew we needed it at that point. I thought our offensive numbers on the first-ball sideout were pretty good. At one point they were better than Brazil. We just were not beating them in transition. There were times we were not passing the ball well enough to get ourselves in the system. When we were a system we were good. I went with Jeff because of his serve. David (Smith) wasn’t serving the ball well tonight. Jeff gives us a little more experience in terms of how to block those guys. Obviously, you saw how big that serve came up in the end.”

USA Head Coach John Speraw on Russia:

We know that team very well. We prepared for them in pool play. I think for us as a staff, our workload is a little less. I am still processing this win, enjoying it. It has taken us a while to get through a semifinal. We have had a little semifinal bump for a few tournaments. It is a good to get through to the finals and have the opportunity to play for gold at home.

Brazil Player Ricardo Lucarelli Souza:

They played well. They started to serve well and the reception line of the USA worked pretty well. Congratulations to them. Now we need to rest and go to the third-place match tomorrow.”

 

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