In their presentation at the Pan American Under-21 Cup held in La Paz, Baja California, Las Paneteratas scored a landslide victory over Canada 3-0 (25-17, 25-8, 25-22). On Wednesday they will face Costa Rica.
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In 70 minutes, the Argentine national team led by Marcelo Silva achieved their first victory in the competition, far superior in all the basics. The girls set the tone of the match with a strong serve (12-4 aces) that allowed them to limit the Canadians’ offensive options. Valentina Follett was the top scorer with 16 points, followed by the outside kick, Melina Margaria, with 13 points.
This Wednesday, for Group C, Canada faces the United States and Argentina against Costa Rica.
Victoria Caballero, captain of Argentina: “We focused on what we had to do, serve well, receive well and defend well. We are a fairly short team, so we got into a lot of defending and receiving, and that is our forte.”
Argentina coach Marcelo Silva: “Even though we played in the World Cup a year ago, we came from a break due to the pandemic and our training was new. Very happy with the team’s performance, they played the three sets with a lot of concentration, they controlled the ball and knew where to serve. They had much more focus. In all the game events from Canada that did not know how to take advantage of their position in the attack.”
7/6 Argentina – Canada 3-0 || statistics
8/6 7 pm Argentina and Costa Rica
9/6 11 pm Argentina and the United States