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Great celebration of Argentina winning the bronze medal

Lima, Peru, September 8, 2012 - Once more, Argentina stands at the Continental Podium. This time, at the 1st. edition of the U 23 Women Pan-American Cup held in the city of Lima, the team coached by Horacio Bastit overcame in the final match the host team 3-1 (20-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-20) to win the Bronze Medal. Lucía Fresco, with great performance during the whole competition, together this time with Sol Calvete were the top scorers of the match.

After losing the first set, Argentina found its momentum with Antonela Fortuna in the field and always lead by Fresco with great scoring - topped the ranking with 18 points - winning the second and third sets pretty easy. On the fourth, Peru got the lead but Argentina coming from behind got the first advantage 15-14 to close the set and the match with a great celebration at Coliseo Miguel Grau.

At a match with many ups and downs Argentina gave away 27 points while the host team gave the light blue - white jersey team 35.

The final match, that was played before the Bronze Medal in an unusual formula, was won by Dominican Republic that defeated Brazil to get the Gold Medal. Argentina meanwhile only lost in this tournament against the gold and silver medals.

For the Argentine Junior Team, there is still during this international season the South American Championship that qualifies for the 2013 World Championship.

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