Riffa, Bahrain, August 25, 2017 – Juan Barrera powered Argentina’s offence in their 3-1 (26-24, 25-12, 21-25, 25-17) win over Puerto Rico in the classification for 9th-16th place in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on Friday.Quick links - Volleyball:
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Barrera led all scorers with 22 points and Federico Jose Seia was Argentina’s second best scorer with 14 points. Pedro Molina and Gabriel Garcia made 14 and 13 points for Puerto Rico on a losing effort.
Argentina survived the late run of Puerto Rico to win the first set at 26-24 and commanded the second set at 25-12 as they outscored their rivals in all scoring skills. Puerto Rico bounced back in the third set as Molina and Garcia found their offensive rhythm, but Argentina finished the fourth set with a huge lead on their rivals.