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 errors.


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 Peru.


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 (0-1).




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 sets”.


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”.