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28-08-2016

LAS PANTERITAS WON THE BRONZE AT THE U 18 GIRLS SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMP

Las Panteritas won the last match including the Bronze Medal

Lima, Peru, August 28, 2016 - Las Panteritas, the U 18 Argentine Girls National Team, said farewell to the South American Championship held in the city of Lima overcoming Colombia 3-1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-14) obtaining the Bronze Medal, in the competition that gives two berths for the World Championship 2017, to be held in Argentina.

Argentina started the competition defeating Uruguay and Venezuela 3-0 securing their qualification for Semi-Finals. The third and last preliminary match faced them v the host team of Peru and that defeat put them in the second place of the Pool.

In Semi-Finals they were defeated in the "classical" South American clash, Argentina v Brazil. With Brazil overcoming them and in the other semi-final Peru also defeating Colombia, the title was fought between Brazil and the home team while the Bronze by Argentina v Colombia.

With a very tied start the series was won 1-1 27-25, 23-25 then the Albicelestes got confident and improved their game while Colombia nerves played against them with Argentina winning the third and fourth sets 25-14.

Ante Colombia, Argentina se llevó el primero por 27-25 pero dejó escapar el segundo, un set que dominó hasta casi el final y se lo llevó Colombia por 25-23. Sin embargo, de ahí en adelante fue todo de Las Panteritas, que dominaron con claridad el tercer y cuarto set para resolver la victoria por un doble 25-14.

Argentina Roster included: Pilar Cina, Melisa Corzo, Victoria Mayer, Juliana Ocaña, Martina Cortegoso, Berenice Almeyda, Ángeles Ligorria, Brenda Churín, Laila Romero, Sofía Meinardi, Yuliana Pacheco and Zoe Gómez.

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