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Argentina come from two sets behind to claim the seventh place in Ankara


Seventh place for Argentina

Ankara, Turkey, September 1, 2013 – Argentina finished the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Turkey in seventh place. They came from two sets behind to hammer out a 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-7) victory over India to leave their opponents in the eighth position.

 

Indian spikers Kumar Sohan and Anup D’Costa led India to a 25-22 win in the first set with the latter hitting for the last point.  Both teams stepped up their blocking efforts to provide for a more competitive second set, but the Asian team was once again able to stay on top – 25-23.  Between sets two and three coach Fabian Muraco made several substitutions that proved successful.  Despite making too many errors in the third set, the South Americans emerged victorious by 26-24 to stay alive in the match.  Improving both their blocking and serving performance, Argentina broke away in the fourth set to close it at 25-19.  They established their total superiority in the tie-breaker to win it by 15-7 and achieve a complete turnaround for the final 3-2 in the match.

 

Gonzalo Quiroga excelled with 21 points to become the best score of this classification match.  Anup D’Costa was India’s most prolific player with 15 points.

 

 

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