Argentina subdue Mexico in three sets
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, July 14, 2012 – Argentina improved their
win-loss record to 2-1 in Pool B of the XI Women’s Pan American
Cup by defeating hosts Mexico 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-21) on
Saturday. The home team fell to 0-3.
Argentina outblocked the opponents 11-5 and also won 4-0 the
battle from the service line.
Natasha Busquets and Georgina Pinedo led Argentina with 14 and
10 points respectively while Lucia Fresco chipped in 9 points.
Mexico’s Alejandra Isiordia finished with 13 points and Lizbeth
Sainz added 8.
Mariángeles Cossar, player of Argentina, said: “It took a while
to get into rhythm at the start of every set but at the end we
achieved many positive things.”
Karla Sainz, captain of Mexico, stated: “Our team played well
and we had many positive points playing against an experienced
side like Argentina.”
“I am not satisfied with the performance of my team thus far,”
Argentina’s Horacio Bastit said. “I thought the difference was
going to be bigger but Mexico played good with the junior team.
I hope we can play better the rest of the tournament.”
“We grew as a team playing against a team like Argentina who’s
coming from the world qualifier in Japan,” Mexico’s coach
Etanislao Vachino said. “We lost the match but I am glad about
the way we played.”