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29-07-2014

ARGENTINA IS IN BELGIUM FOR THE WORLD GRAND PRIX 2ND WEEKEND

After Puerto Rico, Argentina is ready in Belgium for the 2nd weekend

Leuven, Belgium, July 29, 2014 - The Argentine Seniors' Women Team, Las Panteras goes on participating of the Intercontinental Round of the World Grand Prix 2014 in its fourth consecutive edition. The Argentine Team already arrived to Belgium for the second weekend of the premier International Volleyball Federation competition for National Women's Teams in its new formula with 28 countries divided in three levels.

The first weekend for Las Panteras took place in Puerto Rico, where they defeated Cuba 3-1 breaking seven consecutive defeats including the end of the season 2013 and the debut against the host team 2014. On Sunday they were overcome by the Netherlands closing Pool K.

The Netherlands is the only team in Pool 2 and also in Pool 3 that has not lost a single set in three perfect matches leading the competition with the ideal record.

Some Argentine players after this first weekend stand among the best players. Lucia Gaido is the top receiver with 53.97% efficiency (the only one to top 50 per cent) while Elina Rodríguez is near with 46.43%, standing on the third place.

Also Lucia Fresco stands third as best spiker (43.28% efficiency) while the setter Yael Castiglione is among the top five serving.

This next weekend starting on Friday, Argentina will play Pool L first looking forward to a revenge against the Netherlands and playing with Canada and the host team of Belgium, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

(FIVB Grand Prix 2014 - Official Website)

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