Netherlands coach Morrison stressed responsibility to team before win over Puerto Rico


Nagoya, Japan, October 7, 2018 - Lonneke Sloetjes scored 12 points as the Netherlands remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory (25-16, 25-15, 25-20) over Puerto Rico in the second round of the FIVB Women's World Championship on Sunday afternoon and the Dutch coach said he talked to his team about responsibility before the match.

Netherlands coach Jamie Morrison: We are happy with the victory. In the locker room we talked about everybody doing their job. We let down in the third set and let Puerto Rico back in the match. Physically, mentally and volleyball wise we wanted to be in top shape this week. That is important as the week goes forward.

Puerto Rico coach Jose Mieles: Coach Morrison has done a great job with his team. They had a good performance today. Technically the Netherlands was fast and we could not cope with that. We will continue to work going forward.

Netherlands captain Maret Brothues-Balkestein: I think we did good with service today. That made a difference and put pressure on them. We also had a good sideout. Now we will focus on the Dominican Republic for tomorrow. We played at a good level. Our serve has improved in the past days.

Puerto Rico captain Natalia Valentin: We need to keep improving in every aspect. Today was not good. We must improve. We are not happy about our performance today.


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