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11-10-2017

U16 SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: ARGENTINA COULDN'T CELEBRATE ON THE FIRST DAY

U16 SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: RESULTS + PHOTOS

This Wednesday at the beginning of the U16 South American Championship in Asuncion, the Argentine team fell on its first two appearances against Paraguay 2-1 (21-25, 25-14, 16-18) and Peru 2-0 (20-25, 21-25). This Thursday the girls will face Chile and Colombia at 12pm and 6:30pm (local time) looking for the first celebration in the tournament.

In the first of the matches against Paraguay, Argentina started down in the scoreboard in front of a local team that surprised to set the 21-25. However, the recovery came in the second partial with a strong national team that pulled the definition to the tie break (25-14). The third set started fully controlled by the Paraguayans, and although Argentina starred a great comeback, it was not enough and finally fell 18-16 for the final 1-2.

The second game of the day was also negative for the Argentine girls, who started well and fough point by point against Peru in the first set, but lost strength in the closing and yielded by 25-20. The second chapter was with greater Peruvian dominion from the beginning thanks to a great defensive game well capitalized at the net. The team led by Woelflin shortened the gap in the final stretch, but Peru didn't lose it chance and sealed the victory by 25-21.

After the first day, Chile culminated with 2 victories as well as Peru, to go to the front of the standings. This Thursday, Argentina will face the Chileans from 12pm and then to Colombia in the second round from 6:30p looking for the first celebration.

SCHEDULE (LOCAL TIME)
12/10 12hs Chile v Argentina
12/10 18:30hs Argentina v Colombia
13/10 12hs Argentina v Ecuador
13/10 18:30hs Uruguay v Argentina
14/10 12hs Argentina v Bolivia

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