PRESS RELEASE 28/07/2007

Puerto Rico finished in fifth position


RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, July 28, 2007.- Puerto Rico qualified in the fifth position of the Pan American’s men volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory over Argentina by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 30-28.


Puerto Rican Hector Soto produced 20 points and cemented his position as the leading scorer of the competition. Victor Rivera and Luis Rodriguez contributed 14 and 13 points respectively. Argentina had in Lucas Chavez (13) and Gaston Gianni (10) its best scorers.


“We did not come here looking for a fifth place, but at least we improved from the last edition,” said Soto. “Unfortunately our best two matches came when we were out of the competition for the medals.”

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