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13-09-2014

ARGENTINA PLAYING FOR THE 5TH PLACE AT THE U 23 WOMEN PAN-AMERICAN CUP

Argentina will face Mexico for the fifth place

Chincha, Peru, September 13, 2014.- Argentina swept Trinidad and Tobago by 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 to play for the fifth place of the II Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup in the city of Chincha at Mauro Mina Coliseum.

The South American squad finished in 64 minutes, where Caribbean outside hitter Channon Thompson topped all scorers with a total of 14 tallies, the one with double-figures.

The winners were led by middle blocker Micela Tassara (9), followed by setter Priscila Bosio and opposite hitter Micaela Fabiani with seven units apiece, where Argentina was superior in attacks (35-15) and aces (10-2), but their opponents performed better in the blocking category (9-3).

Press Conference:

Guillermo Nazabal, Argentina’s head coach stated “it wasn’t the best of all matches, we are playing for 5-8 positions, the bottom positions and we aren’t motivated with the result in the preliminary round, we were hoping to finish among the top four, we almost did, but we are looking for a better rhythm and finishing the tournament well”.

South American captain Priscila said “we were organized, even if we lost control for moments, we needed to play with energy because the tournament hasn’t finished yet, so we will prepare for tomorrow and finish as good as possible, as we don’t face anymore competitions this year”.

Young Trinitarian coach Saleem Ali spoke about the first two sets “we weren’t able to perform, we didn’t do well, we need to improve a lot, only the last set was disputed as I wanted, tomorrow I hope history changes for us in this tournament”.

Channon Thomson, Trinitarian captain said “it was difficult to face Argentina, they are strong and they attack hard, but we had a better performance in the last set”.

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