Argentina stays unbeaten at Lima 2019 Pan Am Games
LIMA, Peru, August 1, 2019. - Argentina stays unbeaten in pool A
of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games after a thrilling 3-0
(25-16, 27-25, 26-24) victory over host Peru at the Multisport
Complex El Callao in Lima, Peru.
Argentina struggled in sets two and three to keep their unbeaten
mark while Peru’s offense consistency improved leveling the
scores on several occasions for an overtime finish in both sets.
Argentina held 43-35 advantage in attacks, 5-2 in blocks and 5-3
in service points. Both teams allowed 25 points on unforced
Nicolás Bruno once again led Argentina’s attackers with 15
points on 12 kills and 3 aces, middle blocker Joaquin Gallego
followed with 12 points on 9 kills and 3 blocks, and finally Jan
Martinez added 10 points all on kills. Eduardo Romay with 14
points all on kills, was the only player with double-figures for
On the last day of the preliminary round, Argentina (2-0) will
play against Puerto Rico (1-0) and Peru (0-2) closes with Cuba
Joaquin Gallego, middle blocker of Argentina: “It was a very
good match, we weren’t able to execute like yesterday against
Cuba. What’s important is the victory and even more in three
Horacio Dileo, Head coach of Argentina: “After the first set,
Peru felt they had nothing to lose, the crowd helped them and we
lost our concentration. I congratulate Peru because they
performed really well. We had a scout of seven matches from Peru
and today they did things they haven’t done before”.
Daniel Urueña, middle blocker of Peru: “We need more confidence
and aggressiveness to close. At the beginning of each set we
were too cautious in our actions thinking of the Argentina’s
greatness, but we played as equals against an elite team”.