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Argentina's Fresco promises bright future

Argentina opposite Lucia Fresco training at the Cenard facilities in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 8 2015 - The Argentine senior women's team, also known as Las Panteras, have completed a month of training at the Cenard facilities in Buenos Aires ahead of a busy season which will begin with an FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup qualifier next June.

The team has been training since the beginning of April, when players from abroad flew in to join teammates from the Argentine A1 League.

Experienced opposite
and Zeta System Urbino Volley player Lucia Fresco said: "We started training very motivated, working very hard and putting the emphasis on what needs most improvement. The team started working from the very start with most of the starting line-up players and therefore the work was more intensive. As the weeks go by, we see that our identity and rhythm have changed and we fight for each ball as if it is the last. I see a brighter future for our team this year."

2015 will be a very important year for Las Panteras. Argentina will host a round of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, but also have an important World Cup qualifier to prepare. "We must have every year better performances and as we have the chance of playing two very important competitions in Argentina - something we never dreamt of - then our output must be the best we can offer. It is good that we can give our fans our utmost and then they can recognize the effort and work we do daily," said Fresco.

The Argentine team will be coached by Guillermo Orduna for a third consecutive season and the team players have not changed a lot since the last international season. "Our strength and union knowing what each one of us must do to fight for each ball is our best tool," said Fresco. "We must be very defensive and we are looking to reach the best international level, so we have to make a great effort. There are very tall players in the rival teams and we must stop their spikes and blocking to make it harder for them to score".

"The two competitions we will play in Argentina will strengthen our relationship with Argentina's volleyball lovers. We are lucky that in this group there are very tall and very high-level players. So we should be able to put on a good show for our fans against these top level opponents."


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