Brazil still undefeated on day three of South American Youth Girls' Championship
Brazil and Peru played the first match of the day, with Peru taking an early lead in the game and a first set victory with a score of 25-17. With coach Ricardo Picinin’s change in players in the second set of the match, Brazil quickly took back control of the game winning the second set 25-16. Continuing their strong attack in the third set, Brazil took the decider and the match 2-1 (17-25, 25-16, 15-4).
In the second match of the morning Bolivia went head-to-head with Chile. The Chileans took the first set 25-23 and maintained their winning form all the way to the end of the match with an end score of 2-0 (25-23, 25-14).
With similar technical levels, the match between Paraguay and Uruguay could have gone either way. Uruguay, however, fought Paraguay point for point maintaining a slight advantage on the scoreboard all through the match, eventually winning 2-0 (25-21, 25-22).
In the last game of the morning, Argentina added to their overall point score after beating Colombia 2-0 (25-18, 25-15). Under the leadership of Guillermo Caceres, the team dominated the action from the very start of the match. "We made many mistakes and that cost us the game," said Colombian coach Oscar Guevara in his post-match review.
In the match between Chile and Uruguay, Chile dominated and kept control of the game from the beginning. And inspite of a few key moments of excellence from the Uruguay team, the Chileans won their second victory of the championship.
The next game of the afternoon saw Bolivia take on Paraguay. Paraguay made continuous errors all the way through the first set, which allowed Bolivia to take an early lead 25-16 in the match. Although Paraguay managed to gain some ground and take the second set 25-11, Bolivia eventually won the third set with a five point different 15-10 and the match.
Brazil and Argentina started of their match as the two undefeated teams in the tournament with five wins each. The match started with some powerful attacks from both sides of the net. Brazil, however, gained control and took the first set with a 10 point difference (25-15), which Argentina followed with a second set win 25-23. In the third set the two sides fought each other point for point, with the scores being tied five times during play. Brazil eventually won the deciding set and the match 18-15 . "Today our group showed the strength of the whole as the players were able to overcome all the difficulties they faced during the match,” said Brazil coach Ricardo Picinin.
In the last match of the day, hosts Colombia played against Peru. Although the home team were supported by some very enthusiastic fans, Peru was eventually more successful wining the match 2-0 (25-21, 25-23).
RESULTS OF THE DAY
Brazil v. Peru - 2-1 (17-25, 25-16,15-4)
Chile v. Bolivia - 2-0 (25-23, 25-14)
Uruguay v. Paraguay – 2-0 ( 25-21, 25-22)
Argentina v. Colombia - 2-0 (25-18,25-15)
Chile v. Uruguay - 2-0 (25-17, 25-16)
Bolivia v. Paraguay – 2-1 (25-16, 11-25,15-10)
Brazil v. Argentina - 2-1 (25-15, 23-25,18-15)
Peru v. Colombia – 2-0 (25-21, 25-23)