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Pan American Games Santiago 2023: Argentina and Chile Triumph in Group B Volleyball Matches

by WoV
source: NORCECA

In the Group B matches of the 19th Pan American Games held at Santiago’s Parque O’Higgins Arena, Argentina and Chile registered notable victories in the Men’s Volleyball tournament.

Argentina vs. Dominican Republic – Photo source: NORCECA

Argentina’s Stellar Comeback Against Dominican Republic

Despite losing the first set, Argentina came back strong to defeat the Dominican Republic with a score of 3-1 (20-25, 30-28, 25-17, 25-20). The match stats revealed Argentina’s dominance in attacks (59-47) and blocks (7-3), even though they trailed in service points (7-5). Mauro Zelayeta’s exceptional performance and a match-leading score of 19 points were pivotal, with captain Facundo Conte and Bruno Lima also delivering strong performances.

On the other hand, Dominican Republic’s Héctor Cruz, captain Henry Tapia, and Wilfrido Hernández showcased their skills, contributing significantly to their team’s effort.

Chile’s Resounding Victory Over Puerto Rico

Chile, not to be outdone, rallied after an initial setback to beat Puerto Rico 3-1 (26-28, 25-18, 25-21, 25-23). This win ensures that both Chile and Argentina, boasting a 2-0 record, will face off for the top spot in Pool B, with both teams already securing their places in the subsequent rounds.

In the clash against Puerto Rico, Chile led in attacking points (57-50) and service points (3-2). Vicente Parraguirre’s remarkable 28 points stood out, with Captain Dusan Bonacic and Matías Jadue also playing pivotal roles in the victory.

For Puerto Rico, Jamal Ellis, captain Pelegrin Vargas, and Omar Hoyos made significant contributions, but their efforts were eventually thwarted by the Chilean side.

Standings provided by Sofascore

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