Argentine captain Emilce Sosa (centre) scored 19 points to lift her team in the tiebreaker over South American rivals Peru in the third round of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup at the Park Arena Komaki on Friday
Argentina had an up-and-down tempo in the match but their captain Emilce Sosa delivered the crucial points that helped them nail the five-set victory. Sosa finished with 19 points, while Peruvian top scorer Katherine Regalado also delivered 19 markers.
Peru and Argentina started with some lapses on defence in the first set that led to a tight score, but the former were able to lessen their errors afterwards, which allowed to lead 8-6 and 16-11 in the first and second technical timeouts. Katherine Regalado and Clarivett Yllescas helped the Peruvian side to pull away and secure the first set 25-16. Argentina took the next set 25-20 to tie the game with one set-win each.
Peru recovered from their second set drawback and edged Argentina 10-7 in the third frame. Although Argentine had some brilliant moments in the final plays, Peru held on to their lead and clinched the set 25-21. In the fourth set, Argentina and Peru tried to gain advantage over the other but Argentina outplayed Peru on the final two points to extend the match to a tiebreaker 25-22. Argentina patiently executed their offence in the decisive set, while their rival struggled on defence that affected their attack plays. Peru scored three more points off Argentina's errors. Argentina, however, still prevailed as the final Peruvian serve ended at the net to seal set and match victory 15-12.