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Gabi: "We can make the gold medal game"

 
Zurich, Switzerland, May 8, 2015 – Rexona AdeS wing spiker Gabi said she is confident her side can make the final after they powered past Mirador in straight sets to book their place in the next round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship 2015 on Thursday.

Gabi Guimarães, Rexona AdeS: “We played a great game today. We committed fewer errors than yesterday and followed our game plan; therefore, we were able to put more pressure on our opponents. We have no preferences for the semifinals. Both sides, Dinamo Krasnodar as well as Hisamitsu Springs, are a big challenge; nevertheless, we can make the gold medal game.”

Bernardo Rezende, Rexona AdeS coach: “It was all about consistency for us today. Yesterday we made a lot of mistakes with our serves and our passing, and I was very frustrated. We needed to be more consistent, and today we were. I’m very happy that we’ve made it to the semifinals without using up too much energy today, it wasn’t too intense. We will get a rest and hopefully be quite fresh for the weekend.”

Niverka Marte, Mirador: “It was a very difficult match for our young team, and the Brazilians did very well. We have most of the junior team playing here, so this week was all about gaining experience, and they’ve done brilliantly. Some of them get a bit over excited when they get on the court, but they can become good players. Natalia Martinez is just 14, but she has so much potential. She’s left handed and she’s improving fast. She just needs to learn a few more spins and shots. Overall it’s been a good week for us.”

Marcos Kwiek, Mirador coach: “You can’t be happy after a defeat; but I’m really proud of the performance by my young players. I wanted to give them the opportunity to face such a big opponent like Rexona AdeS.  I’m sure that we can reap the fruit of today’s labour in some years. Now we want to prepare with the Dominican national team for the Montreux Masters and the FIVB Grand Prix. I fly with four Mirador players to Spain next week, where we are going to meet with the other players of the national team to prepare for the season.”

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