Fresco’s ace caps sensational victory of Argentina


Argentina won a thrilling five-setter against Cameroon

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12, 2016 – Lucia Fresco landed an ace with her floating serve to cap a thrilling five-set victory of Argentina over Cameroon 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 26-28, 25-21, 15-13) in Pool A of the women’s volleyball tournament at Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday.

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It was the first victory for the Olympic-debutants Argentina in four appearances in the tournament, while Cameroon remained winless at 0-4.

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Middle blockers Emilce Sosa and Florencia Busquets were the top scorers for Argentina with 21 and 18 points, respectively, followed by Fresco and Tanya Acosta with 11 and 10 points.

Cameroon’s Christelle Tchoudjang and Letitia Moma collected 25 and 22 points, respectively, in the losing effort, while Abdoulkarim Fawziya added 13.

Tchoudjang motorized Cameroon in the first set when she landed 8 spikes in the Argentinean side.

Argentina faced some difficulties with their reception in the second set but they were able to manage around those obstacles and took the set 25-19 with a quick attack down the middle by Sosa.

The South Americans erased a 4-point deficit to tie at 22-all in the third set, but Cameroon recovered to take it 28-26 in their fifth chance with spike by Tchoudjang followed by her block against Acosta.

Fresco and Sosa’s combined offence late in the fourth set forced the tie-breaker after the 25-21 result.

Argentina erased a four-point deficit in the tie-breaker and tied at 13-all with a block by Nizetich against Moma before winning 15-13 with spike by Busquets and ace by Fresco.


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