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The girls defeated Colombia and fought against Brazil

Popayan, Colombia, November 13, 2013 - Great third date for the Argentine U Youth's Girls Team at their South American Championship held in the city of Popayan. After winning the first four matches on the first two days and with their qualy for semi-finals and one place among the best four teams, the girls opened this Wednesday with a victory over the host team of Colombia and then, in the "classical" South American clash faced Brazil in a tie-breaker exciting ecstatically match.

At noon time Argentina overcame Colombia 2-0 (21-18, 25-17) in their fifth consecutive victory in three days for the light blue - white jersey team.

In the afternoon came the time of the classical duel of the continent with Argentina facing the demanding Brazilian team. Both teams fought at the beginning point by point but at the end of the first set, Brazil got an important advantage winning the first set 25-15. Argentina stepped onto the field on the second set looking forward of forcing a tie-breaker and obtained it winning the same 23-25.

The tie-breaker was an equal fight with Argentina even leading 9-12 but Brazil coming from behind got a serving point to reach the match ball 14-13. Candelaria Herrera levelled 14-14 and the set finished 18-16 with Brazil blocking an Argentine spike.

Therefore, the light blue - white jersey team stands with a win-loss record of 5-1 finishing at least among the best four teams without being important the results of the fourth date of the preliminary round. This Thursday, the opening match will face Argentina v Peru (also qualified team for semi-finals) in a very important match for the semi-final formula.

(Fixture and live scoring of the Preliminary Round - CSV Website)