Argentina survives in a five-setter against Canada

ROSARITO, Mexico, June 18, 2010 - Argentina edged Canada in a sensational five-setter (22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 19-25, 15-11) in a women’s Pan American Cup match, the first international volleyball contest at Reforma Sports Complex in Rosarito.


Argentineans Georgina Pinedo and Lucia Fresco finished the match with 19 and 14 points respectively. Leticia Boscacci added 10 tallies. Canadian Sarah Pavan was the leading scorer with 23 points while Tammy Mahon, the Canadian captain, capitalized 14 points. Tonya Mokelki chipped in 10 tallies.


“Facing Canada for the last four or five years has always been a pleasure, because of the quality and their style. We did a lot of field work because on the net they are very tall and dangerous”, Argentina’s Coach Horacio Bastit said.


“The first set was ours, but Argentina kept its level during the whole match”, Coach Arnd Ludwig said. “We had a very good fourth set, but anyway I feel so proud of my team for playing in an amazing way”.


It was a tactical battle between two brilliant minds: on one side, Argentina´s Bastit, and on the other, the German born Ludwig, who has changed the face of the Maple Leaf nationals with a more aggressive style of game.