Argentina wins gold medal at U-18
Pan Am Cup
TIJUANA, Mexico, July 8 2011.—Argentina became
the first champion of the Girls’ U-18 Pan American Cup after
defeating Mexico 3-2 (25-20, 25-27, 25-21, 15-25, 15-13).
Despite the loss, Samantha Bricio was the top
scorer of the match with 34 points (31 on attack), while
Alejandra Isiordia finished with 30. For Argentina, Maria Sol
Calvette ended with 22 and Priscila Bosio with 19. Micaela
Tassara scored 11, and Natalia Cendan 10.
“It was so difficult for both of us to close one
point because of the effort and quality shown in this match,
also because we faced such great players like Bricio and
Isiordia,” Argentinean coach, Guillermo Caceres said.
“I think in the end we could match our
expectation, I anticipated we could face each other at the
finals, it happens and it was so close for us, but we will face
again in the World Championship in Turkey,” Mexico’s coach
Víctor García stated.