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Acosta spiking against Cuba

Lima, Peru, September 4, 2012 - With an outstanding beginning the Argentine U 23 Women Team started its participation in Lima at the U 23 Pan-American Cup this Monday when the girls coached by Horacio Bastit defeated the powerful Cuba by 3-1 (22-25, 27-25, 25-14, 25-15) after losing the first set. Lucía Fresco and Sol Calvete were the top scorers with 23 and 19 points respectively.

After losing the first set, the second one was the clue for the light blue - white team finding its momentum. A lot had to do the 12 aces scored by the Argentine team breaking Cuba's reception and concentration which make them do non-forced errors. Fresco lead the ace scoring with 4 while blocking both teams scored 11 points each but Calvete alone scored 7.

Cuba showed among its players one with experience at the Seniors' Women, the captain Yoana Palacio, that topped the score for the Caribbean team with 19 points.

"Cuba is a very hard rival to play against at the net so we concentrated digging, receiving and serving" expressed Bastit at the Press Conference. He added: "Our reception was not the best but serving was our best weapon".

"Argentine serving hurt us" confirmed Juan Carlos Gala, Cuban coach adding: "We were not capable of recovering after losing the second set 25-27".

(Photos - U 23 Pan-American Cup)
(Norceca official website - U 23 Pan-American Cup in Peru)