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Argentina on to the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over China


The dramatic ending of the match against China made the victory even more emotional for Argentina

Ankara, Turkey, August 28, 2013 – Argentina managed to qualify for the quarterfinals of the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Ankara after a 3-1 (25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 29-27) victory over China in a round-of-16 match at Baskent Volleyball Hall in the Turkish capital.  The South Americans will face Italy in their battle for a semifinal spot, while the Asian side will move to Izmir to fight for the 9th place in the final ranking.

 

Argentina were able to break away between the two technical time-outs of the first set against China.  Their three aces and Gonzalo Quiroga’s great overall performance helped the South Americans win the set by 25-19.  In the second set Fabian Muraco’s team had to come from behind as the Chinese greatly improved their spiking efforts and took the lead by a wide margin.  Quiroga continued to be extremely valuable for his team and scored another 9 points for the eventual 25-23 in favour of Argentina.  In set three China improved their attacking and blocking even further and despite some productive spiking from Argentina’s Pablo Koukartsev were able to maintain a lead and reduce the lag after 25-23.  The fourth set was by far the most interesting one.  China set out on a quest for the tie-breaker and took the lead through the most part of the set.  Argentina caught up to prompt a dramatic ending.  After 23-24 they saved three set points for China to eventually overcome the strong opponent and settle for a 29-27 final score.

  

With 10 points coming from the last set alone, Pablo Koukartsev piled up a total of 25 points on his tally to become the best scorer of the match.  Teammate Gonzalo Quiroga added 23 to Argentina’s victory.  Tingwei Yan was most prolific for China with 15 points.

 

 

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