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
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
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”.