Argentina improves to 2-0 and 10 points in Pool A
CALLAO, Peru, June 11, 2013 – Argentina improved to a 2-0
win-loss record after defeating a resilient Trinidad & Tobago
3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-11) in a match of Pool A at the Movistar
Women’s Pan American Cup on Tuesday.
The Argentineans mounted a late rally to claim the first set by
small margin and then relied on their experience and fundamental
technique to take the second and breeze past in the third.
Lucia Fresco and Emilce Sosa were the top offensive contributors
to the victory of Argentina with 17 and 15 points respectively.
Josefina Fernandez and Paola Nizetich added 7 apiece. Trinidad’s
Chanon Thompson finished with 16 points while Krystle Esdelle
chipped in 10.
Argentina made 12 unforced errors to 18 of Trinidad & Tobago and
held a 10-3 advantage in service winners.
“We came in to win since the first point but it took a while to
adjust to the high blocking of Trinidad,” Argentinean Paola
“The credit to Argentina for keeping their level of consistency
throughout the match,” Trinidadian Krystle Esdelle said. “We
battled with them for most of the match with the exception of
the third set.”
“We had to adjust the tactical discipline after learning about
the characteristics of the rival since we don’t have a lot of
power,” Argentina’s Coach Guillermo Orduna commented. “Once
again we started from the service and then established good
blocking and attacked the weakest zones of their defense at the
net. I also have to give credit to the players from the bench
who did a good job at the end of the first set.”
“My team is right there in attack and blocking with the best of
the area but our reception is an area where we need to work,”
Trinidad & Tobago’s coach Francisco Cruz said. “I have to say
that I am satisfied because the training conditions back home
are not the same as those of the rest of the teams competing