FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Argentina put pressure on Mexico


Argentinean Antonela Curatola distributed a balanced offence against Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico, October 6, 2013 – Argentina elevated their game putting pressure with accurate serves at the key moments to claim the victory against Mexico.

Antonela Curatola, captain of Argentina: It was a well fought match with all the sets pretty evened until point 20. From that stage on, we were able to put pressure with our serves and located them to their outside hitters.

Alejandra Perales, captain of Mexico: It was a good match and we made good points. We missed with our serves and blocks at the key moments. Argentina made the adjustments and closed the sets.

Guillermo Caceres, coach of Argentina: We knew it was going to be a close match because Mexico is a battling team. We knew the tendencies of some of their players and made the defensive adjustments. I am happy because our girls were able to keep the focus.

Francisco Pineda, coach of Mexico: They took advantage of our mistakes. It was a real battle until the 20 points but from there on, they capitalized on our mistakes.


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