Argentina to clash with Mexico in semifinals

CALI, Colombia, November 28, 2021. - Argentina finished first of pool A after defeating Guatemala 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-15) and will face Mexico in semifinals at the men’s volleyball tournament of the I Junior Pan American Games at Evangelista Mora Coliseum.


Argentina had no difficulties in prevailing over Guatemala and advancing into the semifinals with an undefeated 3-0 record. Guatemala with 0-3 will face Chile for seventh place.


Argentina was superior in every element of the game, 37-22 in attacks, 7-1 in blocks and 9-1 in serves. Argentina committed 16 errors and Guatemala a total of 22.


Outside hitter Nuhuel Rojas led Argentina with 11 points on 8 kills, 2 blocks and one ace, and opposite hitter Lorenzo Nieto followed with 10 points including the most aces with 6 points. Opposite José Rodrigo Carrillo was Guatemala’s top scorer with 12 points on 11 kills and one block.


Nieto, top server of Argentina: “We always expect to win the most we can. We performed well in the preliminary round and won our group. We really want to do well tomorrow and I predict a tough semifinal; our team is young to be in this category and we will do our best to move into the final. Our team has great depth and everyone does their role on the court”.

Jason Hernández, captain of Guatemala: “We performed better yesterday against Puerto Rico than we did today, we didn’t have the same attitude and Argentina’s technique gave us a hard time to perform our game. We are glad with our performance in the preliminary round”.