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24-08-2013

SENIORS' PAN-AMERICAN CUP IN MEXICO: ARGENTINA 1 - MEXICO 3

Argentina will play for the Bronze Medal v Puerto Rico

Mexico city, Mexico, August 23 2013.- Mexico classified to its second final in the history of the Men’s Pan American Cup after defeating Argentina 3-1 (25-21, 27-25, 12-25 and 25-21). Argentina's U 23 Men Team will play its last match at the 8th Seniors' Pan-American Cup v Puerto Rico for the Bronze medal at 17.00 this Saturday. Argentina took this competition as part of its preparation for the first ever U 23 World Championship that will take part for both gender Argentine teams next October.

Jesus Valdes scored 18 points, Tomas Aguilera 13 and Daniel Vargas 11 for the local team. On the Argentinean side Ivan Postemsky finished with 13, while Nicolas Mendez and Gustavo Vaca scored 12 apiece.

“We are a team in formation, our goal is to go to the U23 World Championship in the best shape ever, congratulations to Mexico,” said Juan Ignacio Finoli, captain of Argentina.

“In volleyball mind strength, clarity and confidence are very important, this match was so intense, I want to congratulate Mexico,” stated Alejandro Grossi, coach of Argentina.

“We spent very difficult moments. We faced a very difficult rival with good technique and very well disciplined. Thanks god we did it”, Mexican captain Alejandro Quiñones remarked.

“We are very happy for this result and dreamed about qualifying to the final. We faced a team very well prepared, fortunately things were right,” said Sergio Hernandez, coach of Mexico.

The first time the host team classified to a final was in 2007 when Mexico won the gold medal against Puerto Rico. With this result, Mexico clinches a berth in the qualifying tournament to the World League.

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