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Both teams together at Cenard prior to the 1st. match

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 14, 2012 - With great reaction, the Argentine Youth's Boys Team started its sixth friendly match series v. Italy in Buenos Aires's Cenard facilities this Tuesday morning winning a tied match where both teams were testing each other. The match ended with the victory of the local team by 3-1 (19-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17). The top scorers were Nicolás Lazo Bruno Lima with 21 and 19 points respectively. Now the boys coached by Julian Alvarez and the young Italian team will go on with a five match tour in Buenos Aires province visiting Tapalqué (2nd match this Wednesday at 20.00), Azul and Bolívar.

Italy started with strong blocking not allowing the light blue - white team concentrate and give its utmost. The European spike also hurt and they won the first set but then, the local team showed its momentum with the best performance and greater leadership on the second and fourth sets.

This series of friendly matches is part of the final preparation of the Argentine Youth's Boys for their South American Championship that will qualify for the 2013 World Championship.

(Argentine v Italy friendly tour photos)