Argentina opens with a victory over Puerto Rico
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, August 20, 2013 - Gustavo Vaca and Agustin
Ramonda scored 14 points apiece as Argentina overcame Puerto
Rico in a 3-1 (18-25, 25-22, 25-22 and 25-18) victory during the
second day at VIII Men’s Pan American Cup.
Ezequiel Palacios scored 13 points for the South American team,
while for Puerto Rico Ezequiel Cruz tallied 14, captain Roberto
Muniz added 12 and Mannix Roman had 11 points.
“We fell in a lot of mistakes, we had a bad reception. We are
living a change in our team; we are working on the
restructuration. We are a new team, but have to keep working on
our team performance,” said Muniz.
“This was a match with a lot of mistakes for us, we went on four
sets, we need to concentrate in our next rival”, said David
Aleman, coach of Puerto Rico.
Argentinean captain Juan Ignacio Finoli remarked: “This was a
nice win, because in the beginning we went out with some nerves,
we are a very young team and faced a senior one, but in the end
we corrected our mistakes.”
Head coach Alejandro Grossi commented: “To start with a victory
is always important, you prepare to win, we improved in some
situations, and did not rotate well as Puerto Rico did, but
fortunately we made a difference in our transition”.