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24-06-2019

CHALLENGER CUP: LAS PANTERAS ARE IN LIMA FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL COMPETITION

This Monday the Women's National Team arrived in Peru, where from Wednesday it will make its official debut in the season. The Panthers will face the Challenger Cup, a tournament that gives a place for the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) 2020 to its winner. The first game will be on Wednesday against China Taipei.

In the tournament, in addition to Argentina, Peru (host), Croatia (CEV), Czech Republic (CEV), Canada (NORCECA) and Chinese Taipei (AVC) will compete. The six teams will be divided into two groups of three, with the best two of each zone qualifying to the semifinals. Argentina will be part of Group B together with Canada and the Asians.

After Wednesday's game against Taipei, the national team will face Canada on Friday. The semifinals are scheduled for Saturday and the finals for Sunday. As in the VNL, the ranking criteria will be based firstly on victories and then on accumulated points.

After their arrival in Peru, the National Team will train waiting for their first official match, after the two test matches played in our country against Iowa State University and Colombia.

ROSTER

Setters: Valentina Galiano - Tatiana Vera
Opposite hitters: Lucía Fresco - Erika Mercado
Middle blockers: Candelaria Herrera - Victoria Michel Tosi - Julieta Lazcano
Outside hitters: Camila Hiruela - Yamila Nizetich - Elina Rodríguez - Daniela Bulaich - Antonela Fortuna
Liberos: Tatiana Rizzo - Valentina González

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