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Blocking by Argentina sealed victory over Venezuela


CAÑETE, Peru, June 18, 2017 – Argentina dispatched Venezuela in straight sets 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-20) to earn their second victory in Pool A of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum of Cañete.


Outside hitter Yamila Nizetich registered 12 points in attacks and 5 from aces to amass 17 points as the top scorer of the match. She was followed by opposite Lucia Fresco who had 12 points. On the Venezuelan side, opposite María José Pérez had 9 points.


The blocking (8-1) and serving (15-2) were the main weapons of Argentina who also was superior in the attacks (33-27). The winners scored 19 points via unforced errors by Venezuela while limiting their mistakes to just 11.


Emilce Sosa, Captain of Argentina: “Our advantage over Venezuela today was in the serve and the blocking and defense. In the third set when they narrowed the difference was because they improved the attack and blocking but we recovered the focus in the key points for the victory.”


Desiree Glod, Captain of Venezuela: “I want to greet my people from Peru. Today things came out better than in the first match. Today we were able to present a fight, but we failed since we only had one month of preparation. I hope we can be better tomorrow.”


Guillermo Orduna, Coach of Argentina: “Argentina played a good first set, focused and following the tactical plan, and that was the difference. In the third set, Venezuela showed their serve and it complicated our rotation. However we took the game forward and I am very glad with the victory. Now we have to think about tomorrow’s match against Colombia who battled against Unites States today.”


Jhosvany Chambers, Coach of Venezuela: “I think today we failed more in the reception which didn’t allow us to build the game we wanted to, but I am confident about my team and I know that as the competition moves forward the girls will catch confidence and things are going to be better.”