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22-07-2012

MEMORIAL WAGNER IN POLAND WON BY THE HOST TEAM

Argentina finished the friendly competition with a record of win-loss 1-2

Zielona Gora, Poland, July 22, 2012 - The 10th edition of the Memorial Hubert Wagner with the presence of the host team, Germany, Iran and Argentina prior to the London Olympic Games was won by the host team. In the last match of the third date, the Argentine Seniors was overcome by the Polish team by 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-16) giving the host team the title with an undefeated path in this friendly competition. The light blue - white jersey team added three very demanding matches prior to travelling to London and adapting themselves to the jet lag.

Now, the team coached by Javier Weber will remain in Poland until Wednesday, July 25th with the chance of playing a new friendly match against Iran (Argentina won 3-2 at the event).

With the presence of the giant Mozdzonek blocking Poland got an early advantage on the first set 8-4. Argentina coming from behind reached 10-9 with two points of Sole (one serving) but Bartman ace left Poland on the lead. The second TTO arrived with the same difference 16-12 and then Poland made outstanding output to make a bigger difference at the decisive points of the set.

With Iván Castellani as starting line-up on the second set, Argentina got the lead 8-6 to maintain it along to the second TTO 16-14 with great performance of Conte. At the time of closing the set, Poland found its momentum with Bartman hitting hard and an ace of Zygadlo gave the host team the lead 2-0.

Argentina with an ace of Poglajen got a 3-0 advantage on the third set but Poland fought back to recover 8-7. Both spikers, Kubiak and Winiarski showed their rlevel to lead 18-14 first and with the help of Bartman and Winiarski that never stopped showing their utmost won very easily the third set and the match.

(Photos towards London 2012)

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