Serbia continued superb action as Brazil suffers first defeat at girls' U18

29 July 2013

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 28, 2013- Only Serbia, Poland and dark horses Peru continued their clean sheet of three victories at the end of the third day of the FIVB Girls' Youth World championship here at both Chatchai and Lipatapanlop hall in Nakhon Ratshasima on Sunday.

 

 With the three teams approaching the perfect win- loss of 3-0, Serbia stands as the only team keeping the three point victories without dropping a set making over 9 points and a set ratio of 9-0.

 

 One of the frames of the exciting day were the first defeat for the favourites Brazil against the highly accelerating USA and hosts Thailand against Serbia in front of 2500 excited crowd.

 

 Among the 4 competition pools only Pool C was decided as Slovenia, Brazil, Dominican Republic and USA secured second round (round of 16) tickets, leaving Algeria to play for the 17 to 20 positions.  

 

Pool A

 

Serbia maintain momentum with Peru win

 

 Serbia virtually virtually confirmed their place in the second round (Round of 16) of the FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship with a comfortable straight-sets win (25-17, 25-22, 25-12) over hosts Thailand in Pool A at Chatchai Hall in front of 2.500 excited spectators. 

 

 Serbian duo of Sara Lozo and Bojana Milenkovic led World No. 7 to the third consecutive victories; both lead the scorers with 11 points each with two blocks and one ace each also out of them. World No. 19 Thailand's captain Patcharaporn Sittisad led her team scorers with also 11 points including 9 effective spikes.

 

 Now Serbia improved their win- loss ratio to 3-0, while Thai dropped to 1-1 in two matches and still fighting for a place in the round of 16.

 

 The Serbian team applied their strategy of using the service and tight block as main tools of victory and succeeded to stop the quick attacks of Thai's team who emerged relatively in the second set when they fight till 20-20 when the Serbians settled the situation to their side.

 

Puerto Rico demolish Egypt for second win

 

 World No. 28 Puerto Rico continued positive campaign after they hammered No. 12 Egypt in straight sets (25-16, 25-20, 25-21) in  pool A at Chatchai.

 

 The victory improved the win loss ratio of the winners to 2-0 after their second match to secure a second round ticket, while Egypt dropped to 0-3.

 

 Puerto Rico's big guns were Patricia Montero who scored impressive 21 points including 2 blocks and 2 aces followed by Genesis Miranda who scored 15 points. Sara Hanafy led Egyptian scorers with 12 points.

 

Pool B

 

China power past Greece in comfortable four sets

 

 World No.1 China put on their near-flawless performance to brush off Greece in easy four sets 3-1 (25-7 25-16 19-25 25-10) to capture their first victory in their Pool B encounter at the Liptapanlop Hall.

 

Hu Mingyuan scored a match-high 19 points including 16 devastating attacks for China, while Anthi Vasilantonaki led Greece with 13 points.

 

Unbeaten Poland struggle hard to beat Argentina in thrilling tie-breaker

 

European powerhouses Poland continued their invincible run after registering an epic 3-2 (25-23 23-25 24-26 25-14 15-12) victory over in-form Argentina in their Pool B clash.

 

World No.6 Poland, which led Pool B with five points from two wins against no loss, opened up their explosive attacks right from the beginning of the first set, while Argentina, the surprising 3-0 winners over Asian champions Japan the previous match, counter-attacked well. The tussle ended in a thrilling hard-fought affair in favour of Poland.

 

Pool C

 

USA show their strength against Brazil

 

 World No. 5 USA took advantage of Brazil's unforced errors to clinch a straight-set win (25-17, 25-15, 25-21) in Pool A at Chatchai Hall.

 

 Playing their second match, USA improved their win- loss ratio to 1-1, while losers and World No. 2 dropped to 2-1.

 

 Tiata Scambrly topped the scorers with 14 points for the USA, while was the best scorer for Brazil was Gabriela da Silva with 11 points.

 

Brazil had no answers to the razor sharp services sent from US player as they showed their worst reception performance, beside the marvelous spikes from US players using the skillful setter Jordyn Poulter that wasn't tolerated by Brazil's diggers.  

 

However the main reason for undisputed 3-0 win were the 23 mistakes Brazil players committed compared to only 12 on US side.

 

Dominican Republic maintain momentum with Algeria win

 

The towering Dominican Republic Spiker Elizabeth Martinez led her team to a wide and rapid straight sets (25-10, 25-14, 25-10) victory over Algeria in Pool C at Chatchai Hall.

 

 The two meters tall wing spiker Martinez was almost one meter or more above the Algerian block to put her team in an offensive position throughout the match and coming out as her team and match scorer with 14 points. Algeria's Nawel Hammouche was her team scorer with poor 6 points.

 

 The taller and well built Dominican future stars, led their World No. 8 team ahead to improve their win- loss ratio to 1-1, while the losers (ranked No. 16) dropped to 0-3.

 

Pool D 

 

Peru put it past fighting Taipei in exhausting battle

 

A magnificent come-from-behind 3-2 (23-25 25-19 25-27 25-20 15-9) victory over Chinese Taipei gave Peru three wins in a row in their Pool D clash at the Liptapanlop Hall.

 

 In a hotly-contested battle, Angela Leyva led Peru with 26 points including 23 devastating attacks, while Chen Tzu Ya emerged as the top scorer of Chinese Taipei after scoring 25 points.

 

 

World No.10 Peru, the first team which arrived in host city since July 16, had five points from two wins against no loss, started confidently against the small-built Chinese Taipei. The first set turned out to be a closely-contested battle when both sides exchanged the leads from the beginning.

 

The decider saw Peru race to an initial 8-3 lead, courtesy of their excellent team work. Chinese Taipei tried to claw their ways back, but they became more prone with unforced mistakes. Peru captured the set 15-9 and the match. 

 

Italy overwhelm Mexico with power and height at the net to taste first victory

 

World No.3 Italy pulled off a convincing straight-set 25-15 25-12 25-17 victory over underdogs Mexico to capture their first win in the Girls’ U18 World Championship at the Liptapanlop Hall on Sunday.

 

In this match, Angelina Giulia scored a match-high 14 points including 10 kills for Italy, while Ana Valle emerged as the top scorer for Mexico after bagging seven points.

 

European powerhouses Italy, which have already lost two matches in their Pool D clash, fielded a strong roster including the two towers in Anna Danesi and Anna Nicoletti, both of them stand the similar 193cm tall. Also in the starting line-up was hard-attacking Angelina Giulia.

 

Results

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

17

C

28/07

11:00

04:00

BRA-USA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

21

D

28/07

11:00

04:00

PER-TPE

3-2

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

18

C

28/07

14:00

07:00

DOM-ALG

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

22

D

28/07

14:00

07:00

MEX-ITA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

19

A

28/07

16:00

09:00

EGY-PUR

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

23

B

28/07

16:00

09:00

GRE-CHN

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

20

A

28/07

18:00

11:00

THA-SRB

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

24

B

28/07

18:00

11:00

POL-ARG

View

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

 

View

 

 

Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

SRB

Serbia

9

3

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

MAX

225

142

1.585

2

PUR

Puerto Rico

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

174

143

1.217

3

THA

Thailand

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

3

4

0.750

148

163

0.908

4

TUN

Tunisia

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

129

174

0.741

5

EGY

Egypt

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

9

0.111

193

247

0.781

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

POL

Poland

5

2

2

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

6

3

2.000

211

200

1.055

2

CHN

China

4

3

1

2

 

1

 

1

1

 

6

7

0.857

296

266

1.113

3

ARG

Argentina

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

84

76

1.105

4

JPN

Japan

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

3

5

0.600

187

195

0.959

5

GRE

Greece

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

1

 

3

6

0.500

167

208

0.803

 

Pool C

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

SLO

Slovemia

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

168

130

1.292

2

BRA

Brazil

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

6

4

1.500

233

203

1.148

3

DOM

Dominican Republic

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

4

3

1.333

169

139

1.216

4

USA

USA

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

4

3

1.333

160

146

1.096

5

ALG

Algeria

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

9

 

113

225

0.502

 

Pool D

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

PER

Peru

7

3

3

 

1

 

2

 

 

 

9

4

2.250

298

257

1.160

2

TUR

Turkey

6

2

2

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

6

1

6.000

169

140

1.207

3

ITA

Italy

4

3

1

2

1

 

 

1

1

 

6

6

1.000

267

248

1.077

4

TPE

Chinese Taipei

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

6

0.333

156

188

0.830

5

MEX

Mexico

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

6

 

93

150

0.620

 
 

 

2013 Girls'U18 World Championship Performances

Top Scoring Performances

36 – Mizuki Yanagita of Japan v China (July 26)

34 – Smarzek Malwina of Poland v Greece (July 26)

29 – Chaymon Jiraporn of Thailand v Egypt (July 26)

28 – Malwina Smarzek (Poland) v China (July 27)

25 – Anastasia Guerra (Italy) v Peru (July 27)

24 – Yuan Xinyue of China v Japan (July 26)

23 – Nicoletti Anna of Italy v Turkey (July 26)

22 – Martinez Natalia of Dominican Republic v Brazil (July 26)

22 – Aroguz Pelin of Turkey v Italy (July 26)

22 – Damaske Magdalena of Poland v Greece (July 26)

 

Top Blocking Performances

6 – Youanyuan (China) v Poland (July 27)

6 – Youanyuan (China) v Greece (July 28)

5 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Chinese Taipie (July 28)

5 – Ayelen Enrique (Argentina) v Poland (July 28)

5 – Simone Lee (USA) v Slovenia (July 27)

5 – Rosa Vaalente (Peru) v Italy (July 27)

5 – Nicoletti Anna of Turkey v Italy (July 26)

5 – Oliveira Thais of Brazil v Dominican Republic (July 26)

5 – Moskwa Kornelia of Poland v Greece (July 26)

5 – Hu Mingyuan of China v Japan (July 26)

5 – Gkountimenko Ioanna of Greece v Poland (July 26)

 

           

Top Serving Performances

8 – Anita Sobocan of Slovenia v USA (July 27)

6 – Elina Rodiguez of Argentina v Poland (July 28)

5 – Lorenne Geraldo of Brazil v Algeria (July 27)

5 – Sirine Bouraoui of Tunisia v Puerto Rico (July 27)

4 – Mihalinec Katja of Slovenia v Algeria (July 26)

4 – Sittisad Patcharaporn of Thaïland v Egypt. (July 26)

4 – Abdelghany Doaa of Egypt v Thailand (July 26)

4 – Karasoy Arelya of Turkey v Italy (July 26)

4 – Nicoletti Anna of Italy v Turkey (July 26)

 

Highest Scorers by day

34 – Smarzek Malwina of Poland v Greece (July 26)

28 – Malwina Smarzek (Poland) v China (July 27)

26 – Angela Leyva (Peru) v Chinese Taipei (July 28)

 

Highest Set Score

Pool A: Peru v Tunisia 26-24

Pool B: Argentina v Japan 34-32

Pool C: Brazil v Dominican Republic 33-31

Pool D: Italy v Peru 28-26

 



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