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24-06-2016

U 23 SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ARGENTINA IN SEMI-FINALS

FIXTURE AND RESULTS

Argentina won both preliminary matches v Ecuador and Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia, June 24, 2016 - In its second match of the Preliminary Round of the U 23 Men's South American Championship Argentina overcame Colombia, the host team 3-1 (25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-18) finishing first in Pool B and qualifying for Semi-Finals, match that will take place this Friday at 19.00 v Chile.

The first set was the easier for Argentina that obtained a great difference with the score 16-11 and 21-11 using its best weapon, spiking, Then, the local team cheered by their fans reacted and a new history began. With changes to improve their performance Colombia played a "new" match and the second and third sets were won one a piece by the minimum 2 point difference.

Then, in the fourth while Colombia tried to force a tiebreaker, Argentina concentration gave them the lead 16-12, 21-13. The team coached by Percy Oncken could do little and Camilo Soto boys won the match and the top of their pool ranking.

The champion of this competition wins a ticket for the World Championship that will be held next year.

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