Argentina to play Puerto Rico for fifth place


ROSARITO, Mexico, June 25, 2010 - Argentina defeated Canada in an epic battle of five sets (25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 23-25, 15-8) and now will play Puerto Rico for fifth place.


Georgina Pinedo and Emilce Sosa were the leaders of a team that had battle against a group of taller rivals who showed great power and good reception. Pinedo converted 23 points while Sosa, the volley-soccer sensation, tallied 19. Florencia Carlotto had 14 points, Lucía Fresco added 11 and Leticia Boscacci contributed 10.


Canada relied on Sarah Pavan, who finished with 20 points while Sherline Holness finished with 13, and Jenniffer Hinze notched 12. Tonya Mokelki also contributed 11.


“We were not a powerful team on the attack but we had a lot of variations that helped us for this win. The key was in our depth of field”, said Argentinean coach Horacio Bastit.


“We must also give credit to Canada, a team that knew how to get back. It is so difficult to do what they did, and they made us to play harder after a bitter loss the day before (against Peru)”, stated Pinedo.