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Caracas, Venezuela, October 9, 2015 - Argentina had a perfect start at the Men's South American Olympic Games Qualy being held in the city of Caracas overcoming without any problems Colombia 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-13). The best weapon of Argentina was serving and from there on the rival could not play their game. Tomorrow, Saturday, the team coached by Julio Velasco will face at 17.50 Chile live broadcast by TyC Sports and the South American Confederation website www.voleysur.org.

The first set started levelled up to the first TTO 8-6 with Liberman Agamez being stopped by the Argentine blocking. Nicolas Uriarte started playing at the second TTO 16-13 and with him serving Argentina scored 9 consecutive points closing the set 25-13.

The second set start did not change much but Colombia reached the second TTO 16-11 even though the final score gave them 19 tallies with Argentina winning the series 2-0 with a new ace of Nicolas Uriarte. Without concentration Colombia allowed a 0-5 start of Argentina in the third set and therefore Velasco started to try other combinations. Javier Filardi, Martin Ramos and Nicolas Uriarte were included and Facundo Conte played as opposite player. Sole blocking and Palacios spikes put Argentina 16-7 at the second TTo and then Filardi and Ramos kept scoring for a 20-11 score. All kept hurting with outstanding serving and a spike on the hands of Zanotti and a non-forced error of Colombia closed the first match on this qualifier.

The Qualy fixture is the following:

Oct. 9th:
Argentina v Colombia - 3-0
Venezuela vs Chile - 20:30 ARG

Oct. 10th:
Argentina v Chile - 17:30 ARG
Venezuela v Colombia 20:30 ARG

Oct. 11th:
Chile v Colombia - 17:30 ARG
Venezuela v Argentina - 20:30 ARG