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26-08-2005

WOMEN QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENT FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - ARGENTINA SECOND VICTORY VS. URUGUAY

Argentine team enjoying victory
Argentina defeated Uruguay in three straight sets 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-20) eventhough Uruguay made an incredible come back on the second set leading until the second technical time. With Brazil, undefeated, the second vacancy for the 2006 Japan World Championship will be decided tomorrow in the clash that Argentina and Peru will carry out at 12:30 noon. local time. Although the Uruguayan team played their best match in the tournament so far, the Argentinean technique prevailed in the end.

The Argentineans took advantage of the fact that the Uruguayans began the first set very nervous. Uruguay improved after the first technical time out, but their 11 mistakes in the set were deadly. Therefore, Argentina made 25/12.

In the second set, the Uruguayans came very close to winning their first set in the tournament, making 15/12. Argentina, however, came back to track and recovered the concentration, scoring 25/22.

In the last set, Argentina did not give chances to its rival. Its players were more efficient than in the previous set and attacked better. In the end, Argentina scored 25/20.

Alejandro Arconada, Head Coach of the Argentinean National team:
"Uruguay played with no pressure and therefore we tested different players. Now we will make our best to beat Peru".

Mirna Ansaldi, Captain of the Argentinean National team:
"The coach put the 12 players in the court to prepare the team to tomorrow's match against Peru. That's why the tough game in the second and third sets was normal".

Rafael Codina, Head Coach of the Uruguayan National team:
"It was our best match in the tournament. Our game is improving. We only played bad in the first set. The tendency is to improve even more, we only need to be more conscious".

Paola Galusso, Captain of the Uruguayan National team:
"We played well, always fighting. One has to remember that we started to train together only three months ago. We lacked experience to win at least one set".

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