After four long sets, Argentina open their participation in the World Championship with a 3-1 victory in front of 4000 fans at the National Technological University Stadium in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 18, 2017 - Argentina opened their participation in the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship with a four setter victory over Germany in front of their own crowd at the National Technological University Stadium.
The host team beat the German squad by scores of 25-17, 25-23, 25-27 and 25-14.
Angeles Ligorria topped for Argentina by totalizing 14 points, while Sofia Meinardi and Dominique Corsair tallied 11 apiece for the local unit.
On the German side, Luisa Theresa Keller tallied 15 to finish as best match scorer, followed by Lina Alsmeier who registered 13. Lea Ambrosius and Emma Cyris closed with 12 each.
Service was key for the host team that aced 13 times against only 2 by Germany, that prevailed in blocks 9-6. Anyway, Germany gave up 36 points.
Argentina showed a very powerful game since the beginning of the match. The team coached by Estasnislao Vachino converted the first points very quickly and closed the first set in only 24 minutes.
Germany worked hard to come back in the second one and led the score 16-14, however the match became too tight due to the Europeans counter-attack.
In just the first two sets the host team had aced seven times against none by Germany that in the third stroke back to gain a 22-17 advantage.
Argentina got closer and after a couple of errors by the Germans, the score was tied 25-25. Despite that, Germany’s service finally worked out to clinch the set on their favour, 27-25.
The hosts tried to adjust their defense while Germany showed a good blocking performance when disputing the first points in the fourth set, but Germany missed a couple of services with Josepha Bock and Emilia Weske.