Argentina scores comfortable victory over Nicaragua



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 20, 2015 – Argentina stormed past Nicaragua winning in straight sets 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-8) for their second victory without losses at the U20 Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup on Monday.

The South Americans scored 9 blocks and 15 aces in the victory over the weak Nicaraguans who suffered their second loss in as many outings.

Anahi Tosi led Argentina with 21 points, including three aces, followed by Candela Nota with 10 points.

“The serves were a big factor for our victory,” said Argentina’s Captain Azul Benitez, who led her side with five aces. “They had problems with their reception and we played consistently during the whole match.”

“I think we played better than yesterday but once again had difficulties with the reception and lost the focus even though I think we can do better.”

Mauro Silvestre, coach of Argentina: “We must keep working to correct the mistakes in our serves and to keep improving. Today I rotated some of the players and worked on our blocking and defense.”

Claudia Noguera, coach of Nicaragua: “Argentina team established their serves which is fundamental. We received a little bit better but the girls are not used to play at this level. These losses are part of their development as they are able to see what they lack.”