Argentina defeats Peru to win a spot in U20 Pan Am Semifinals
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 11, 2017.-
Argentina defeated Peru 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-19) in
quarterfinals to win a spot in the U20 Women’s Pan American Cup
semifinals at San Jose, Costa Rica.
Argentineans kicked off sets one and two with comfortable
advantage and exceptional defense making it difficult for Peru
to overcome. In set three, Argentina recovered from a four point
deficit working hard forcing Peruvian players to commit
Argentina will have to wait for the result of the quarterfinal
match between Uruguay and United States to qualify to the FIVB
Argentina finished with a huge 41-27 margin in attacks and 9-5
blocking margin. Both teams scored on 4 aces. Argentina
benefited from 21 Peruvian errors and committed 17.
Opposite Anahi Tosi and Benisse Soria led Argentina with 16 and
11 points respectively. Katherine Regalado and Leslie Leyva
scored 8 points apiece for Peru.
Guillermo Caceres, Argentina’s Head Coach:
“This was the match we needed to win. It was expected de Peru
pushed stronger in set three but luckily we were able to
recover. I am very proud of this group of players, they
performed very well and I’m satisfied of their consistency. We
have a lot of people involved to thank besides the players”.
Azul Benitez, Argentina’s captain:
“I am very excited; it was a crucial match to win and to keep
our world championship dream alive, honestly we can’t believe we
are one step away of making it happen. Peru is a splendid team
and we knew how to keep actions under control”.
Marco Queiroga, Peru’s Head Coach:
“It’s hard to believe that Peru won’t be in the world
championship. Our expectations were very good, both teams had
the same pressure but Argentina was the team that controlled it
better. In the third set, we held advantage because Argentina
played more relaxed”.