2018 Youth Olympic champions, Argentina secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory against France at their IHF Women’s Youth Beach World Championshipsopening game in Heraklion.
Magali Alfrediscore 18 of Argentina’s 48 points and Maria Gallo added 14 for Albiceleste, while Slaibe and Molina played an important role in the shoot-out.
The sets: 20:24, 20:8, 8:6
Argentina (Brunati):Slaibe 2, Medina 2, Ursino, Arcajo 7, Gallo 14, Alfredi 18, Maitini, Suarez, Molina, Campot 5
France (Servier): Blaise 12, Guirassy, Dury 6, Michaud 10, Colinot 4, Almeida 2, Estachy, Jospeh, Viogne 4, Atemici.
Referees: Cardone- Manuele (ITA), Suspensions: 0-2
Leticia Brunati (Argentina - Coach)
"In the first set we had some defensive issues, but we improved in the second set and managed to equalize. We are happy that we won. The organisation is excellent, everything is perfect".
MezuelaServier (France - Coach)
"After the first set we lost our concentration. It was only our first game, we can fix things. We are happy to be part of this great event ".