Wloclawek, Poland, June 12, 2016 – Argentina win their first match in the second weekend of the FIVB World Grand Prix, after an uneasy, three-set battle with enthusiastic Kenyans 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-17).
The South American team started the second set in form, winning eight of the opening ten points. They were unable to hold on the lead, however, as Kenya tied the score at 15-all. Both teams mixed good spikes with unforced errors, but Josefina Fernandez used her power in serve to give her team a desired 25-22 victory in the second set. Unfortunately, in the last point, Argentina lost their best scorer to the point, Leticia Boscacci, who got injured and had to leave the court.
In the third part the Albicelestes were able to step up their efforts from the get-go and achieved a dominant advantage at 16-7. Kenya’s captain, Mercy Moim, tried her best in spike, but could not beat the Argentinian block on her own. Argentina maintained their momentum to grab their first victory in Poland, by taking the set 25-17.