Brazil edges Argentina for first victory
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, April 30, 2013. - Brazil edged
Argentina in straight sets 25-20, 25-18 and 25-19 for their
first victory in Pool A during the second day in the U-18 Girls
Pan American Cup atTeodoro Palacios Flores in Guatemala.
The winners held a huge advantage in the blocking category by
14-5 and were also better in aces by 7-5. Brazil had a
continuous performance during the whole match.Both teams stand
with a 1-1 win-loss mark.
Laiza Ferreira and KarolineTormena with 12 points each were
Brazil’s top scorers and Lorenne Geraldo contributed with 11
points. For Argentina, Irene Verasio was the best scorer with 10
Lorenne Geraldo was glad with the win “we played better today,
our blocking improved as well as our defense”.
Sol Piccolo captain of Argentina indicated “we put pressure and
for moments we did well, we weren’t able to close in critical
moments during the match.”
“Brazil played against Argentina five times last year and we
knew their possible line up. This is our preparation for the
World Championship and our goal is to improve in every match
hoping to meet again with Dominican Republic in the final match”
said Mauricio Thomas.
“Congratulations to Brazil, they’ve been growing and I predict
they’ll do well in the World Championship” said Guillermo
Caceres. “In the first set the girls couldn’t respond and in the
second set we weren’t able to make things difficult for Brazil.
We’ll go on improving during the tournament” he added.