CALI, Colombia, December 3, 2021. - Argentina
improved their record 2-1 in pool A after
defeating Suriname 3-0 (25-11, 25-4, 25-9) at
the women’s volleyball tournament of the I
Junior Pan American Games Cali-Valle 2021 at
Evangelista Mora Coliseum.
Argentina concludes pool-play with 10 points out
of 2 wins and one loss, and waits for the result
between Colombia and Mexico for their final
position. Suriname with 0-3 finishes fourth
place in pool A and will face Puerto Rico for
Argentina was too much for Suriname, scoring on
overwhelming 43-13 advantage in attacks, 5-1 in
blocks and a huge 12-1 margin in service points.
Suriname committed fewer errors (15-24).
All Argentineans had a chance to perform, with
opposite hitter Melisa Corzo leading on 9
points; followed by opposite hitter Juliana
Ocaña and outside hitter Angeles Ligorría
scoring 8 points each. Opposite hitter Lakeesha
Esseboom topped Suriname with 6 points.
Angeles Ligorría, captain of Argentina:
“This was a good match to secure us as a team
after yesterday’s loss, this gives us confidence
in ourselves and our performance. We just have
to wait, hoping to move into the next round. We
were expecting a tough competition because our
team isn’t solid yet, but we are doing really
Cabriella Bouterse, captain of Suriname:
“Maybe the score might not say that, but I think
we played more volleyball. We didn’t execute as
we should have but there was more spirit in us.
We have one more game to make it right, tomorrow
we expect a tough match because nobody wants to
finish last, and still it’s been a great
experience being here”