Argentina got its first victory
LIMA, Peru, September 6, 2018 - Argentina won in the first duel
of the II edition of the Final Four U20 over Dominican Republic
with a score of 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16) at Manuel Bonilla
Coliseum Miraflores located in the Peruvian capital.
The opposite of Argentina, Melisa Corzo was the top scorer of
the match with 18 points, 15 attacks, 2 blocks and 1 service;
also contributed the attacker Candela Salinas with 10 units. For
Dominica Republic the top attackers were Natalia Martinez and
Erika Ascencio with 11 points each.
Argentina conquered its first five points with dominion in the
foundation of the attack (40-30), the blockade was more even
(6-5); However, Dominican took a minimum advantage in service
(6-8). The albiceleste team won by reducing their unforced
errors to 16, while their opponent recorded 23.
The Dominican Republic will battle to recover from today's
defeat when it faces the Cuban national team on Friday 7. On the
other hand Argentina will face the host team, Peru.
The captain of Argentina, María Victoria Mayer: "Our goal is in
the World Championship qualifier that will be played in October
and we have come to see what level we are in. We know that this
will be a very tough tournament, the Dominican Republic comes
second after the World Championship but t oday we knew how to
take advantage of their mistakes and with a lot of concentration
to follow the work plan of our coach until we got the win. "
Dominican captain, Natalia Martínez: "After qualifying for the
World Championship where we were in second place, we stopped
training because several of us went to work with the U23
category, today we did not fit in as a group, we had to define
and take advantage when we had the advantage, But this is a
short tournament and tomorrow we have to play together, do a
better job and get the victory."