Hungary captain Liliom loving team's control


Hungary captain Rita Liliom is fired up for her team to maintain their winning ways

Aguascaliente, Mexico, July 08, 2017 - Hungary captain Rita Liliom is loving her team's controlled play as their unbeaten start to the FIVB World Grand Prix continued with a 3-1 (25-17, 25-21, 25-27, 25-19) over Australia.

Alberto Salamoni, Hungary coach: "We were constantly in front and the players were disappointed at losing set three. I congratulate my team because they immediately recovered to finish strongly and perform as they did in the first two sets." 

Rita Liliom, Hungary captain: "Our best attribute is playing with control, really concentrated in what we want to execute, limiting our unforced errors and joining forces as a team. The team knew how to concentrate and recover from losing the third set and continue to play strong. Australia’s effort is commendable because they never stopped fighting; they made it a little more difficult in the end. Tomorrow we will not only face seven players, but the whole Mexican crowd." 

Shannon Winzer, Australia coach: "I am disappointed the way we started the game, we started really flat and Hungary took advantage of that. In the third set we made some changes and made us competitive again too late in the match. As a team we need to improve how we approach the game, we can’t be tentative, we need to go after our hits and be aggressive."

Eliza Hynes, Australia’s top scorer: "They were tough - Hungary played really hard. We had a really strong game plan and we really thought we could win after working hard in the last two sets. We are underdogs and it hurts to lose, even if we have our spots in the Final 4. Australia will keep on pushing and I expect to continue getting stronger and hopefully come out winners tomorrow."

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