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Nizetich leads Argentinean win over Mexico


CAÑETE, Peru, June 17, 2017 – Argentina defeated Mexico 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 25-21) in the last match of the day one in Pool A of the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Lolo Fernandez Coliseum of Cañete on Saturday night.


Paula Nizetich was the main offensive contributor in the victory with 19 points followed by Emilce Sosa with 14. Elina Rodriguez and Natalia Aispurua charted 11 and 10 points, respectively, while Tanya Acosta and Lucia Fresco added 9 and 10 in the victory.


Mexican Andrea Rangel was the best scorer of the match with 25 points in the losing cause. Kathya Garcia and Patricia Valle finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the losers.


Argentina outclassed Mexico in the blocking category 13-3 while Mexico dominated the aces department 9-1.

Guillermo Orduna, Coach of Argentina:
“We didn’t play well today, I think we need to improve our concentration even though the girls never went out of the game and Little by Little were getting comfortable on the court and that is important. Tomorrow we play against Venezuela and we will be improving.”


Emilce Sosa, Captain of Argentina: “We are coming from playing an international competition and it is not easy to adjust to a new ball. Mexico complicated things for us in the third set with their serves, but we came to win and knew how to adjust to score the triumph.”


Ricardo Naranjo, Coach of Mexico: “I think that being this match the first international one for many of the players, it was a fair game for us. We have to improve some tactical points in order to make the difference in the outcome.”


Andrea Rangel, Captain of Mexico: “I think we showed a lot of maturity today and also the work as a team. We know we will be improving with every match and that is the goal, to achieve growth, especially for the younger players as we prepare the team for the long term.”

In Sunday’s matches, Argentina meets Venezuela while Mexico faces Puerto Rico.