Argentina beats Brazil in historic Bronze medal win at Lima 2019


LIMA, Peru, August 11, 2019.- Argentina beat Brazil 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-21) in historic Bronze Medal win at the eighteenth Lima 2019 Pan American Games on Sunday at the Multisport Complex El Callao in Lima, Peru.


This is the first time Argentina wins a medal at Pan American Games and the second time they beat Brazil in straight sets here at Lima Games.


Argentina led in attacks 38-32 and scored on 26 opponent errors, while Brazil held advantage in blocks 9-6 and in aces 6-5, scoring on 18 errors from Argentina.


Opposite player Lucia Fresco was Argentina´s best scorer with a match-high of 19 points on 16 kills, 2 blocks and one ace, followed by outside hitter Elina Rodriguez with 12 points on 9 kills and 2 aces. Lorenne Geraldo was Brazil’s only player to score double-figures with 15 points from 40 attacks, including 10 kills and 4 aces.




Julieta Lazcano, captain of Argentina: “It went really well, we really wanted to take a medal, we knew that we’ve been working hard and things would pay off son; we are leaving very happy”.


Hernán Ferraro, Head coach of Argentina: “This is a very important medal because we had a great tournament, we deserved it. It’s good not leaving with our hands empty. Maybe if we would have won against Puerto Rico the rode could had been less hard instead of facing Dominican Republic”.