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07-09-2012

UPCN QUALIFIED V VENEZUELA AT SEMI FINAL AT S. AMER. CLUBS CHAMP.

Ramos, one of Argentine UPCN, spiking

Linares, Chile, September 7, 2012 - UPCN from San Juan, club representing Argentina at the South American Clubs Championship held in the city of Linares, closed its participation at the first round wit a defeat v Sada Cruzeiro, Brazil, but nevertheless the two last consecutive Argentine League champion will face this Saturday Huracanes de Bolivar (Venezuela) for a place at the final match.

In Linares, UPCN faced the Brazilian team coached also by an Argentine coach, Marcelo Mendez, both knowing they were among the best four teams of the competition, but Brazil won in straight sets, 25-18, 25-16 and 25-23.

This result left UPCN in the second place in Pool B and now will face the top team of Pool A, Huracanes that defeated also this Friday, Linares 3-1, the host team and Chilean champion.

Up to know UPCN record is win-loss 2-1 and looks forward to at least repeating last year's result when they qualified for the final match winning the silver medal.

The women competition held in Brazil ended this Friday with Boca Juniors - also two last season's Argentine champion - winning the Silver Medal after facing the powerful Sollys Osasco, host team and with five Gold Medal Olympic players.

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