Nagoya, Japan, October 8, 2018 - Tandara Caixeta scored a match-high 25 points and rallied Brazil to a 3-1 (25-23, 23-25, 25-13, 25-19) victory over Mexico at the FIVB Women's World Championship on Monday afternoon and the Mexico coach said he was proud of his players despite the loss.
Brazil coach Jose Guimaraes: This was a bit different game. They have three excellent servers. Some of the balls were wobbly and they had jump servers. They disrupted our reception. The game changed when Drussyla (Costa) came on and helped us on defense. They are a team with character and qualities. Now we will prepare for Holland next.
Mexico coach Ricardo Naranjo: It was a good match. We could have won the second set. From the third set their experience showed. I'm satisfied with how we fought on every point. All of our players gave everything they had. Their was a difference in intrinsic levels from the third set. They showed their competitiveness and strengths. It was great for us to get to compete against such a top team in the world.
Brazil captain Natalia Pereira: We didn't start good. We were able to reverse what happened in the first set. We changed our mind and started to fight. They fought the whole way. Mexico had a good serve and attack. We need to win all the games and sets in the tournament.
Mexico captain Andrea Rangel: It was a good game. I'm sad we could not win. We worked hard on the court. We are happy we can gain experience from our opponents. We will try to win the next match to proceed to the next round.