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Argentina and Peru reach Pan Am Cup semifinals

Peru's Karla Ortiz (15), who had match-high five blocks, celebrate with her teammates the victory over Cuba in the quarterfinals of the U-23 Women's Pan Am Cup

Lima, Peru, September 6, 2012 – Argentina and hosts Peru advanced to the semifinals of the U-23 Women’s Pan American Cup following their victories at Miguel Grau Coliseum of El Callao in Lima on Thursday.

Argentina subdued Canada in straight sets while hosts Peru overcame a one-set deficit to defeat Cuba in four sets.

In Friday’s semifinals, Pool B winners Dominican Republic play against Argentina while Pool A winners Brazil take on Peru.

In the consolation round for the 5-8 positions, Canada meet Colombia while Cuba go against Costa Rica.

Argentina 3, Canada 0
Argentina scored a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16) victory over Canada in just 67 minutes in the first quarterfinal match on Thursday. Once again Lucia Fresco, the top scorer of the competition, led the offense of Argentina with 23 points, including three aces and two blocks while Tanya Acosta added 12, including four aces in the victory. Sophie Carpentier was the only Canadian with double figures in the score charts with 11 points and Amy Leschied chipped in eight tallies. Argentina held slim advantages of 5-4 in blocks and 7-5 in service winners while managed a 42-30 margin in attacks.

Peru 3, Cuba 1
Hosts Peru overcame Cuba in four sets (15-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22) in the second match of the quarterfinals phase. Angela Leyva was the leading scorer in the victory with 16 points, followed by Karla Ortiz and Raffaella Camet with 12 and 10 points respectively. Clarivet Yllescas and Ginna Lopez each added 9 tallies. Yoana Palacio led Cuba with 16 points while Alena Rojas and Yaremi Mendaro each registered 15. Cuba led in the blocking category 13-4 but Peru bested their opponents 11-4 in aces with Ortiz recording a match-high 5. Peru benefited 29 Cuba’s errors in the match to their own 20.

Top Scorers by Day
25 – Sara Silva of Brazil v Colombia 3-9-12
18 – Gabriela Braga of Brazil v Argentina 4-9-12
18 – Lucía Fresco of Argentina v Brazil 4-9-12
33 – Diana Arrechea of Colombia v Brazil 5-9-12
23 – Lucía Fresco of Argentina 6-9-12

Top Scoring Performances
33 – Diana Arrechea of Colombia v Argentina 5-9-12
32 – Lucía Fresco of Argentina v Colombia 5-9-12
25 - Sara Silva of Brazil v Colombia 3-9-12
23 – Lucía Fresco of Argentina v Cuba 3-9-12
23 – Gabriela Braga of Brazil v Cuba 5-9-12
23 – Lucía Fresco of Argentina v Canadá 6-9-12

Top Blocking Performances
7 – María Calvete of Argentina v Brazil 3-912
6 – Alena Rojas of Cuba v Argentina 3-9-12
6 – María Calvete of Argentina v Colombia 5-9-12
5 – Sara Silva of Brazil v Colombia 3-9-12
5 – Daymara Lescay of Cuba v Perú 6-9-12

Top Service Ace Performances
9 – Angela Leyva of Perú v Costa Rica 3-9-12
6 – Kelci French of Canadá v Costa Rica 5-9-12
5 – Karla Ortiz of Perú v Cuba 6-9-12

Highest Set Scores
27-25 Brazil v Colombia (3rd Set) 3-9-12
27-25 Argentina v Cuba (2nd Set) 3-9-12
26-24 Brazil v Argentina (3rd Set) 4-9-12
26-24 Peru v Canada (3rd Set) 4-9-12

Highest Scoring Matches
220 – Argentina v Colombia (23-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-18, 19-17) 5-9-12
187 –Brazil v Colombia (25-19, 21-25, 27-25, 25-20) 3-9-12
183 –Perú v Canadá (25-15, 21-25, 26-24, 25-22) 4-9-12

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