After a great debut with a victory against Uruguay, the Argentine women’s hockey team, Las Leonas, will face its counterpart from the United States this Saturday from 11:30 in the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games in search of continuing their path to the gold medal. will automatically qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, after winning silver in Tokyo 2020. Meanwhile, the men’s team defeated Chile 3-1 this Friday in Group A.
Despite the recent loss of Agustina Albertario, Las Leonas presented a solid and seamless game in an 8-0 victory over Uruguay. Regarding this, Julieta Jankunas, scorer of two goals last Thursday in the premiere of Chile, said that she felt “happy.” “Making a first step like this, strong, is always good. We have one goal: that everything we work on comes to the field. We enjoy it, I think we passed that,” he declared.
“When we all hug, we encourage each other to keep doing it. The goals are scored by one person, but it’s all a combination. The best thing is working together,” said Jankunas of TyC Sports, and added: “We are focused and also with that amount of joy, which is important.
The albiceleste team recently competed in the FIH Pro League 2022/2023, the annual competition of countries where it did not defend the title it won last year and fell behind the champion, the Netherlands, the best world team.
Therefore, the stop of the Argentine women’s hockey team against their counterpart from the United States is not easy at all, which instead came from crushing Trinidad and Tobago 15-0, an opponent where Las Leonas will close the group next Monday . October.
Tennis singles in the semis
Julia Riera and Lourdes Carlé qualified for the semifinals of singles at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.
Riera defeated Venezuelan Vanesa Suárez 6-4 and 6-2 and will next face Brazilian Laura Pigossi, who defeated American Jamie Loeb 6-2 and 6-1.
Carlé, for her part, defeated Brazilian Carolina Meligeni 7-6 (5) and 6-1 and will face the winner of the match between Colombian Yuliana Lizarazo and Canadian Rebecca Marino.
On the other hand, in women’s doubles, Riera and Carlé fell 6-7 (5), 6-2 and 5-10 against Colombians María Fernanda Herazo and María Paulina Pérez, but they will play this Saturday for bronze.
In the men’s category, Facundo Díaz Acosta defeated the Mexican Ernesto Escobedo 6-3, 6-7 and 6-1 and went to the semifinals.
Basketball is also looking for a medal
After defeating the host Chile 87 to 71 in the second date of Group A of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, the Argentine women’s basketball team recovered from the defeat in the debut, where they lost to Cuba 86 to 74.
The albiceleste team led by Mauricio Santángelo achieved a 77-75 victory over Puerto Rico in the third game, qualifying for the semifinals against Brazil or Colombia.
With 20 seconds left in the game, with the duel tied at 72, María Jourdheuil converted a triple that brought the Argentine team ahead and pushed for victory.
Point guard Camila Suárez was the top scorer with 22 points and was followed by Jourdheuil and Candela Gentinetta, both with 13 points.
There is no bronze in beach volleyball
Ana Gallay and Fernanda Pereyra fell 2 to 0 against the American duo in the bronze match, and were left without a medal in beach volleyball.
At Peñalolén Park, Gallay from Entre Ríos and Pereyra from San Juan could not beat Corinne Quiggle and Sarahn Murphy, from the United States, and lost 21-18 and 21-10.
In this way, the Argentines – who in the semifinals also lost 2-0 (21-15 and 21-15) against Canadians Melisa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson – said goodbye to the Pan American Games in fourth place.
Meanwhile, the Argentine men’s pair, consisting of the Rosario brothers Tomás and Nicolás Capogrosso – and who lost on Thursday against the Canadians Jake Macneil-Alexander Russell – decided not to play in the next match against the Ecuadorians who Dany León and Marcos Tenorio.
Finally, in round 3 of Sub Surf Heat 2, Lucía Cosoleto fell with 8.17 to 8.43 to Brazilian Aline Adisaka, although she went for repechage.