Argentina debut with solid game against Chile
HAVANA, Cuba, March 29, 2017 – Argentina debuted in a frenetic
match against Chile with a victory 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 26-28,
25-18) in Pool A on the second day of the VI Pan American U18
The winners showed a solid game because, in spite of the
resistance presented on occasions by their opponents, they
displayed good services and more competitive experience by
delivering at crucial times.
Nevertheless, the top-scorer was the Chilean player, Beatriz
Novoa (21), followed by Maike Bertens who contributed 18 points
in the loss.
On the winning side, Sol Salinas (19), Martina Delucchi (14) and
Sofia Meinardi (11) stood out.
Meawhile Chile who now stands at 1-1 in the standings, will
watch the match Argentina-Puerto Rico whose result will give
them their final position in the pool.
Estanislao Vachino, Argentinean coach: “it was a good match to
start the event. We were anxious, resulting in good and bad
actions in the first set. Then we improved in the second one.
However, in the third set, we vanished. Although we were able to
react, we should praise our rivals. We know very well each other
and thus we always play really close games.”
Eduardo Guillaume, Chilean coach: “We never played in a solid
way, making many errors particularly in the second and fourth
sets. We have not developed our best game yet. We need more
Victoria Mayer, Argentinean setter: ”The match helped us to get
into the competition and meet the expected goals for this
tournament considering we will be the host team in the WCH next
August. Chileans reacted very well and they fought the game.”
Maike Bartens, Chilean captain: “The Argentineans played well
and we also gave them many points. We felt we were about to get
them, but we made too many errors when we would could not.”