Fernanda guides Brazil over Argentina
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 10, 2018 – Fernanda Tome
fired 19 points, including four blocks and three aces, as Brazil
topped Argentina 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 25-15, 19-25, 15-6) to
finish in first place of Pool C at the Women’s Volleyball Pan
American Cup on Tuesday.
Brazil concluded the preliminary phase with a 3-0 mark and 11
points, while Argentina remained winless at 0-3 with 4 points.
Four players from Brazil – Thaisa de Menezes, Francynne Jacintho,
Bruna Honorio Marques and Maira Ciprianp- all finished with 11
Elina Rodriguez and Yamila Nizetich had 17 and 16 points,
respectively, for Argentina while Agnes Tosi finished with 11 in
Brazil outscored Argentina in aces 14-4 with Fernanda and Bruna
each registering four. The winners also held the advantage in
Dani Lins, captain of Brazil: It was a match as we expected.
There is a lot of rivalry between these two teams. We served
well and had a good volume in defense and blocking.
Yamila Nizetich, captain of Argentina: I think we showed the
real level of Argentina. The tie-breaker could have gone either
way. They served better and made less mistakes.
Wagner Fernandes, coach of Brazil: Argentina showed their game.
Finally showed. For us is a job of improving and adjusting
because we only trained for four weeks. We need to adjust the
setters with our attackers.
Guillermo Orduna, coach of Argentina: We appealed to the
experience of some of the players. I really give credit to the
team effort and their performance. To have a 3-2 result against
Brazil is a booster in our confidence.