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Argentina wins Latin American clash with Mexico in Ankara


Argentina snatched a tough first set against Mexico and completely dominated in the following two

Ankara, Turkey, August 25, 2013 – Argentina defeated Mexico by 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-17) within a little over an hour at Baskent Volleyball Hall in Ankara.  The Latin American clash was Sunday’s first match in Pool B at the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Turkey.  The Argentines now have two victories and are well in contention to make it successfully to the Round of 16.

 

The first set was where outcome of the match was actually decided.  The two teams played really well, they put constant pressure on each other and the lead in the score frequently changed hands.  It was Argentina that reached the 25th point first to close the set at 25-22.  This seemed to have been the end for Mexico in this game.  In the following two sets they could not stay competitive to their opponents.  Coach Jorge Lopez’s players committed as many as 11 unforced errors in each of these two sets to let the Argentines control the situation on the court.  In set two the South Americans crushed their North American opponents by 25-14.  In set three they started off with an 8-1 run with Joaquin Lucas Layus behind the serving line.  Mexico tried to come back by stepping up their blocking efforts, but it was too little too late.  Gonzalo Quiroga finished it all off with a powerful spike for the final 25-17 Argentina’s way.

 

Pablo Koukartsev scored 13 points for the winning team to claim the top of the match’s scorers’ table.  Roberto Rincon settled for 9 points on his tally to become Mexico’s best scorer of the game.

  

 

 

 

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