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17th place for Argentina with three straight victories

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 3, 2013- Argentina's duo, Elina Rodriguez and Sol Piccolo led their team to a wonderful victory against Mexico 3-1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16) in the third and final day of the 17 to 20 classification round robin Tournament at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Saturday.

Argentina topped the 4 team tournament to capture the 17th position from a win-loss ratio of 3-0 and the overall competition record to 4-3, while Mexico dropped to 2-1 to finish 18th with an overall record of 3-4.

The magnificent Argentina attackers Elina Rodriguez and Sol Piccolo scored 25 points each making a total of 50 out of 100 points scored in the match i.e. 50% of the total points, but the more important was the passion and motivation they gave to their colleagues throughout the match.

From the Mexican side Fernanda Bañuelos scored 15 points to lead her team scorers followed by Urias Jocelyn 14.

Press Conference:

Guillermo Caceres , Argentina Coach: “We are delighted that we beat Mexico which is one of the great teams in the world. Today, our performance was satisfactory.”

Sol Piccolo , Argentina Captain: “We are glad that we won Mexico which is a strong team. I think solidarity is the most crucial factor which made us overcome all difficulties in all the matches we compete.”

Matias Estanislao Va, Mexico Coach: “Dealing with one of the biggest rivals like Argentina was not an easy job. We had a great start at the beginning of the match but our unforced mistakes made us lost the first set. Then we continued playing the second, third and fourth sets, we found that Argentinian players have more experience than ours , so this made us lose the match.”

Ivone Martinez, Mexico Captain: “We started well. We did what we had to. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a satisfactory outcome at the end of the game. We will keep on training to improve our team in future competitions.”

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