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
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”.