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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 points apiece.

Elina Rodriguez and Yamila Nizetich had 17 and 16 points, respectively, for Argentina while Agnes Tosi finished with 11 in the loss.

Brazil outscored Argentina in aces 14-4 with Fernanda and Bruna each registering four. The winners also held the advantage in blocks.

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.