Argentina close pool phase undefeated


Argentina and Cuba closed Day 5 in Santa Fe, where all matches were solved in five sets.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 22, 2017 - Argentina defeated Cuba in five sets to finish the first round of tournament undefeated and on top of Pool A by scores of 23-25, 16-25, 25-20, 27-25 and 15-11.

The host team finished the first part of tournament undefeated after a long match that lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.

Sofia Meinardi topped with 19 points for the host team while Candela Sol Salinas score 13 and Guadalupe Martin 12. Dominique Corsaro also was in the double digit club of the night with 10 tallies. 

Elizabeth Vicet topped for Cuba with 21 units. Ailama Cese tallied 18 while Odaimis Leliebre scored 13 and Yamisleidis Viltres 12.

The team coached by Estanislao Matias Vachino came back thanks to a good service by overpassing Cuba 13-7.  

Cuban best weapon was the blocking game in the first two sets that practically controlled the locals in front of the net. The pupils of Tomas Fernandez led the column 18-13 with Viltres as their best converter with seven units.  

Argentina gave up 26 points, but capitalized 43 from Cuban mistakes that made a huge difference. The local squad will face Brazil as their next rival in second phase of the tournament. As a matter of fact, all the matches played on day 5 in Santa Fe were solved in five sets.


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