Argentina with straight set win over Brazil in Lima 2019


LIMA, Peru, August 8, 2019.- Argentina with straight set win 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) over Brazil in pool B of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games being held at the Multisport Complex El Callao in Lima, Peru.


Argentina keeps their undefeated record 2-0 in pool B, earning important five points in ranking with an organized game plan. Brazil drops to 1-1 record. In set three, Argentina recovered from a four point deficit (11-16) for a clean sweep that puts them one foot into the medals round.


Argentina controlled in attack 47-43 and aces 6-3, while Brazil did better in blocking with 5-3 margin. Argentina scored on 19 errors from Brazil and handed out 14.


Opposite player Lucia Fresco scored a match-high of 24 points with 21 kills and 2 aces on Argentina’s second tournament win and outside hitter Elina Rodriguez contributed with 11 points. Opposite Lorenne Geraldo led Brazil with 18 points and Mara Ferreira added 10 points.


Argentina (2-0) resumes the preliminary round on Friday facing Puerto Rico (0-1) and Brazil (1-1) goes against United States (0-1).




Lucía Fresco, top scorer of Argentina: “Brazil is a rival with a long history, we respect them a lot and we knew what we were up against even it’s a B or A team, they are always good. We face the match with the necessary brain”.


Hernán Ferraro, Head coach of Argentina: “It’s important to win and move into the battle for medals, something we haven´t done for a while; that’s why we are even more happy”.


José Roberto Guimarães, Head coach of Brazil: “It’s an unfortunate loss for my team. Argentina played better and deserved to win. Our passing was off and sometimes our attacking. We couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities of the first set. Even so, our players battled and battled for the result up to the end”. 


Lorenne Geraldo, top scorer of Brazil: “We committed too many mistakes, with a lot of errors in passing, so we weren’t able to stir the ball and that was it for us. We need to have a better head for tomorrow”.