Argentina wins South American battle against Brazil


ROSARITO, Baja California, June 20, 2010 - Argentina won a historical match against Brazil 3-0 (25-13, 25-15, 25-22) to claim its second victory in Pool A of the Pan American Volleyball Cup. The young Brazilians are winless in three outings.


The South American battle paralyzed the Reforma Gym where spectators witnessed a great performance by the Argentinean ladies who had Lucia Fresco (15 points), Georgina Pinedo (12) and Florencia Carloto (10) as their best scorers. Ana Beatriz Silva led Brazil with 11 tallies.


“Brazil is always Brazil, and such a victory gives us a special feeling because it was not an easy one”, said Pinedo, the Argentina’s captain. The other Argentinean sensation, Emilce “Mimi” Sosa, who was a soocer player before switching to volleyball, finished with 8 points.


“This is a great dream coming true. I always had two dreams, one was to play soccer and the other was to become a national team member. I’ve done it as a volleyball player, and winning against Brazil is a double pleasure”.


For Argentinean coach, Horacio Bastit, this was a key victory, but he made it clear that they faced a team composed in a great part by the youngsters who won the World Youth Championship in Thailand.


Brazilian coach, Luizomar de Moura commented they couldn’t repeat the performance they had against Cuba and Dominican Republic in two previous matches. “Speed and reception were two important factors that decided the match and Argentina managed to do that”.