Ankara, Turkey, August 15, 2015 – Japan surprised the Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 25-19) in Pool B on Saturday evening. Japan’s Mizuki Tanaka got injured in the third set. Japan captain Misaki Yamauchi said they played and won for her tonight.
Japan coach Kiyoshi Abo: I am very satisfied. We played very well tonight. Congratulations to my players.
Japan captain Misaki Yamauchi: When Mizuki Tanaka got injured, we decided to play even harder and win for her.
Dominican Republic coach Wagner Pacheco: We were not ready for today’s match, mainly mentally. Then we experienced major difficulties to stop the Japanese spikers.
Dominican Republic captain Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez: I am very sad. We didn’t show the same attitude as yesterday against China. And our serves were not efficient enough tonight.