Four Norceca Teams to compete in GU18WCH
SANTA FE and ROSARIO, Argentina - The Norceca Volleyball
Confederation will be represented by four teams that begin their
participation in the FIVB Girls U18 World Championship.
On Friday, Dominican Republic will match Turkey in Pool D at the
Newell’s Old Boys Stadium in Rosario while Cuba, Mexico and the
United States are scheduled to play at the National
Technological University Stadium in Santa Fe.
Also on Friday the Mexican players begin their preparation match
Russia in Pool B while Cuba open its participation in Pool A on
Saturday against Germany. Also on Saturday, the United States
are scheduled to play against Russia in Pool B.
Some of the coaches shared their thoughts before the beginning
of the competition.
Jim Stone, coach of USA:
“Hopefully we can move forward and finish on the top four and
hopefully we can use the experiences that we gain in the first
four matches to help us in the second half of the tournament.”
Alexandre Ceccato (Dominican Republic):
"We feel ready for the competition. We come from a good
performance in Peru, but we know we have a very tough first
round pool, maybe the hardest of all four. We decided to think
game by game - We have a very important first match against
Turkey and that is our focus at the moment."
Tomas Fernandez, coach of Cuba:“This
is a very young team, only two athletes have international
experience. We will try to play one match at a time. We are
coming from a good preparation we had in Peru after playing the
Final Four, where we played against Argentina,Dominican Republic
and Peru and we expect a lot from these girls.”
Alfredo Naranjo, coach of México:
“Our team has got a good preparation after the time we’ve had in
order during this process with a good projection in several
parts of the game”.