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USA bounces back from loss to Canada against China


Ben Patch (13) celebrates with David Smith (20) and Larry Tuileta (23)

Hoffman Estates, Ill., June 23, 2019 - The United States bounced back from a tough loss to Canada to defeat China 3-0 in an FIVB Volleyball Nations League match at the Sears Centre on Sunday.

USA player Ben Patch: "Kudos to our whole team for pulling it off and finishing the weekend with a win over a tough China team. China played well. We were just serving the ball really well, receiving the ball really well and we're a hard team to hit against. We're big blockers. If we're on point with our defensive plan then it's hard to get past us."

USA  assistant coach Rob Neilson: "We worked hard. We competed hard. I thought we came out more aggressively from the service line, which was important for us after our match last night. We got on the same page offensively. I thought Micah Christenson did a nice job setting the match."

China head coach Raul Lozano: "The United States team is at another level technically. Without doubt, it is one of the top four teams in this tournament. I am not satisfied with the result, but I thought we played better than the past matches."