Argentina defeats Suriname in first Pan Am Cup victory
COLIMA, Mexico, June 17, 2019. - Defending champion Argentina
defeated Suriname 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-12) in their first
victory at the fourteenth Men’s Pan American Cup being held at
the Multifunctional Auditorium in Colima, Mexico.
Argentina improved their win-loss record 1-1 in pool A,
containing Suriname’s lead in set two (17-14).
Argentineans finished with 39-20 advantage in attacks and 5-2 in
service points. Suriname led in blocks 5-3 and drops to 0-2
record. Argentina benefited from 28 opponent errors while
limiting to 14 their own.
Argentinean Luciano Palonsky led the attackers with 16 points on
14 kills and 2 aces, accompanied by Lisandro Zanotti with 11
points on 9 kills and 2 aces as well. Keven Sporkslede led
Suriname with 10 points.
Pool A resumes on day three of competition with Argentina (1-1)
facing Canada (1-0) and Suriname (0-2) against Cuba (1-0).
Luciano Palonsky, leading scorer Argentina: “We are a strong
team, we’re here to be champions so we needed to win today after
yesterday’s loss. In some part of the match Suriname performed
well but we came on top dominating every aspect of the game”.
Fabian Muraco, coach Argentina: “The team and the predisposition
were different from yesterday. When you come to an event like
this one, you must perform well always, no matter who the
opponent is; some are more demanding than others. We came out to
win and we hope to win tomorrow against Canada”.
Keven Sporkslede, captain Surinam: “It was exciting to be
leading, we started playing good and reaching another level; we
can perform well. We didn’t execute everything, making a lot of
errors that basically decided the game”.