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30-09-2012

U 23 PAN-AMERICAN CUP: ARGENTINA OVERCOMES HOME TEAM, CANADA 3-0

Argentina in a new international final

LANGLEY, Canada, September 29 2012 – Argentina became the second finalist of Men’s U23 Pan American Cup after beating Canada 26-24, 25-15, 25 23 and will play for the gold against Brazil this Sunday. Gonzalo Lapera scored 21 for Argentina and Luciano Zorneta 10 (with three blocks), while Bradley Kufske finished with 16 and Nick del Bianco 11 for Canada, that will look for the Bronze medal.

“Tonight’s match was frustrating. All the credit to Argentina because they played great. They stopped us defensively. They frustrated us”, said captain Jarrod Offereins of Canada. “We tried to do too much in return and we fell apart as a group. We didn’t bring as much energy as we should. Argentina played a great game and they were the better team tonight and they deserved the win.”

Argentina’s captain Gonzalo Quiroga: “First set was complicated, with a lot of points, we in the third had the chance to increase our leve, with good reception and the rotation of attack, I am happy for the win, and also to know that we will face Brazil, in some kind of revenge for us”.

Canada’s coach Ben Josephson stated: “I thought we got thoroughly outplayed by a superior team tonight. Argentina’s skilled especially in first touch. They’re reception and defense were very impressive. I’m hoping our team can learn from that that example. We served in enough but they just did a great job of not making errors.”

For Argentinien coach Fabian Muraco, this victory was a result of a good executed tactical plan. “We worked on a tactical plan that was very well established because of the biotype and size advantage of our rival. We did a good job on reception, and are ready against Brazil. Facing them in round robin or pool phase is always like a final”.

Top Scorers by Day:

24 – Luis Adames of Dominican Republic v Argentina 25-9-12

21 – Gonzalo Lapera of Argentina v Mexico 26-9-12

18 – Pedro Luis García of Dominican Republic v Canada 27-9-12

18 – Daniel Jansen Van Doorn of Canada v Brazil 28-9-12

21 – Gonzalo Lapera of Argentina v Canada 29-9-12

Top Scoring Performances:

24 – Luis Adames of Dominican Republic v Argentina 25-9-12

21 – Gonzalo Lapera of Argentina v Mexico 26-9-12

21 – Gonzalo Lapera of Argentina v Canada 29-9-12

20 – Gonzalo Lapera of Argentina v Dominican Republic 25-9-12

20 – Bradley Kufske of Canada v Mexico 25-9-12

19 – Nick del Bianco of Canada v Mexico 25-9-12

Top Blocking Performances:

9 – Daniel Jansen Van Doorn of Canada v Brazil 28-9-12

6 – Daniel Jansen Van Doorn of Canada v Dominican Republic 27-9-12

5 – Flavio Gualberto of Brazil v Canada 28-9-12

5 – Kock Eder Levi of Brazil v Mexico 29-9-12

4 – Several players

Top Service Ace Performances:

3 – Nick del Bianco of Canada v Mexico 25-9-12

2 – Several players

Highest Set Scores:

31-29 Brazil v Mexico (2nd Set) 27-9-12

27-25 Canada v Dominican Republic (2nd Set) 27-9-12

27-25 Canada v Dominican Republic (3rd Set) 27-9-12

26-24 Mexico v Canada (2nd Set) 25-9-12

26-24 Canada v Brazil (4th Set) 28-9-12

26-24 Argentina v Canada (1st Set) 29-9-12

Highest Scoring Matches:

210 – Brazil v Canada (25-19, 25-15, 21-25, 24-26, 16-14) 28-9-12

204 – Canada v Mexico (20-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-13, 15-13) 25-9-12

Canadá: Photos
(U 23 Pan-American Cup - Canada official website)

Source: NORCECA

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