La Paz, Bolivia, October 30, 2004 - With a 3-0 win over Argentina (26-18, 25-17, 25-18), last Friday, in La Paz, Bolivia, Brazil won the South-American Women's Junior title for the 13th time. In front of five thousand spectators at the "Julio Borelli Viteritto" stadium, the Brazilians made use of their experience and powerful attacks to overcome their opponents in 73 minutes Apart from the title, Brazil celebrated outstanding individual performances from Bidias, best player in the Tournament, Brito, Silva and inch perfect sets from Caye. In Argentina, captain Leyendeker showed good blocking and great determination.
Fighting for the fourth place, hosts Bolivia defeated Peru 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16). A historic feat as they had never before beaten the Peruvian, at any level. Lizangela Garcia and Maria Ortiz were the heroes in a 76 minute match.
At the end of the Tournament, Mr. Ezequiel Machicado, President of the Bolivian Volleyball Federation, and his directors awarded medals to the top three teams: Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela, and also to the best players:
Regiane Bidias (BRA) - best player and best server
Suelen Pinto (BRA) - best digger
Adenizia Silva (BRA) - best attacker
Soriana Pacheco (VEN) - best setter
Iliana Leyendeker (ARG) - best blocker
Tatiana Rizzo (ARG) - best defender
TEAM G W L SF SA PTS
Brazil 4 4 0 12 0 8
Argentina 4 3 1 9 5 7
Venezuela 4 2 2 7 6 6
Bolivia 4 1 3 3 9 5
Peru 4 0 4 1 12 4