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Great debut of Gallay-Zonta besides match result

London, Great Britain, July 29, 2012 - Good impression of the Argentine Women Beach Volleyball Team of Santa Fe's Virginia Zonta and Entre Rios' Ana Gallay at their debut at the London Olympic Games this Sunday evening when they face the strong American team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. The light blue - white team was overcome in their first match in Pool A 0-2 (11-21, 18-21).

The American team, fourth favourite in this tournament, was only comfortable at a moment of the first set because then, the defence of Zonta and the good performance of Gallay at the net levelled more the match surprising more than one. The audience, in a very important quantity, cheered the Argentine girls trying to become the third player as they realized their effort and good output.

No doubt, the Horse Guards Parade, the place chosen for beach volleyball was dressed to welcome the ever first experience of an Argentine Women Team at a sand Olympic competition.

Argentina was very even in serves with a ligh advantage for the winners (5-4) and blocking (2-1). the experience and power of Kessy and Roos when spiking made the great difference (25-17).

Now, the Argentine team will face the Spanish team Fernandez-Baquerizo, that won in their first match, also this Sunday, facing the Netherlands team of Keizer-Van Iersel 2-1.

Photos: FeVA - FIVB | Statistics (Londres 2012 website)

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