Brazil improve to 2-0 in Pool A
Lima, Peru, September 4, 2012 – Brazil subdued Argentina 3-0
(25-18, 25-16, 26-24) in a classic South American duel that took
place in the U-23 Women’s Pan American Cup at Miguel Grau
Coliseum of Lima on Tuesday.
Brazil improved their win-loss record to 2-0 and Argentina fell
to 1-1 as both teams were coming off victories in the opening
day in Pool A.
The winners held a commanding offensive margin with a 42-30
advantage in kills and produced an 8-3 difference in blocks.
Both teams scored six service winners.
Gabriela Braga Guimaraes and Rosamaria Montibeller topped Brazil
with 18 and 16 points respectively and both players had 1 block
and 2 aces. Argentina’s Lucia Fresco was the only player of her
side with double figures in the scoring charts finishing with 18
points, including two blocks.
“I am very proud of my players because even though they are so
young they are learning to face difficult situations like
playing against a player of the caliber of Lucia Fresco,”
Brazil’s coach Luizomar Moura.
“We didn’t play well today”, Argentina’s Horacio Bastit
admitted. “We failed in our reception and defense and they
pressed us with their strong serves and complicated the game for
Brazil’s captain Rosamaria Montibeller said: “It was a balanced
match but we developed a good tactical game to control them.”
Argentina’s Antonella Curatola said: “Brazil played a very good
game and their serves pressed us. Now we have to think in our
next match against Colombia.”