Ankara, Turkey, August 19, 2015. Dominican Republic firmly snatches third place off Japan on the final day of the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship winning 3-2 after a spectacular comeback (21–25, 17–25, 25–21, 25-16, 15-11). Read more for match quotes from coaches and captains.
Dominican Republic coach Wagner Pacheco: After losing the first two sets, my players came back to play with all their hearts. This medal is for my team and for the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Republic most scorer Pena Paola: This is amazing, I am so happy that no words can describe this. Each point in this match was extremely important and I am happy that I contributed to that.
Japan coach Abo Kiyoshi: We are extremely upset that we lost the match when we were so close.
Japan capain Yamauchi Misaki: I’m sad for losing today’s match.