Dominicans upset defending champions as quarterfinalists confirmed at Girls' U18

2 August 2013

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 1, 2013 – Dominican Republic and Brazil teams put themselves in the golden frame at FIVB Girls' Youth World championship second round (Round of 16) as the first smashed off defending champions' (Turkey) dreams of retaining the world's title after magnificent performance, while the second blocked World No. 3 Italy after a sounding tiebreaker to qualify to the quarterfinal following a thundering day here at both Chatchai and Lipatapanlop halls in Nakhon Ratshasima on Thursday.

 

 World No. 8 Dominicans who came fourth in Pool C met No. 4 and 2011 gold medallists Turkey with only few hopes to complete their journey to the final 8, but with their irony challenge they turned those dreams a reality to win a 4 set fight 3-1 (16-25, 30-28, 25-18, 25-17) making the spectators on their toes for 105 minutes.

 

 World No. 2 Brazil had to fight for 123 minutes with all the weapons to trounce No. 3 Italy in the competition longest tiebreaker 3-2 (18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 15-7), to underline another challenge in the quarterfinal against Asian Giants Japan who easily swept Egypt 3-0 (25-11, 25-7, 25-15), on Friday.

 

 Major qualifiers were Serbia who continued their run of 5 victories as the only team to have this advantage, but they lost another record after they conceded the first set in their victory against Greece 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16).

 

 Now Serbia face Peru who easily took over Slovenia in straight sets (25-19, 25-14, 25-21).

 

 China will have another ground breaking challenge against Dominicans after Asian giants flew past hosts Thailand in straight sets (25-18, 25-5, 25-19).

 

 USA eliminated Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-17) to meet Poland who had to fight aggressively against spirited Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 27-25).

 

Round of 16

 

Determined Brazil come back to beat Italy

 

 World No.3 Italy left the Liptapanlop Hall with heads low in great despair after suffering a bitter 2-3 (18-25 25-14 25-23 22-25 15-7) loss to world No.2 and three-time world champions Brazil in a do-or-die last 16 teams playoff.

 

Italy came much stronger this time after finishing a dismal 11th place in the previous edition in Turkey two years ago, while powerhouses Brazil also have their sights firmly set on winning their fourth title on the same place here at which they had won their third in 2009.

 

The tie-breaker turned out to be a one-sided affair from the beginning when Brazil carried out explosive attacks to lead 8-1. Italy clawed their ways back to narrow the gap 4-8, but from then they became more prone with unforced spiking mistakes. Brazil stormed on the win the set 15-7, the exhausting match and a place in the quarter-finals.

 

Fast Japanese outlast Egypt

 

 A Quick performance by World No. 9 Japan brought them a wide win 3-0 (25-11, 25-7, 25-15) over Egypt to become the first team to qualify to the quarterfinal at Chatchi Hall.

 

 Japan qualified to play for the top 8 positions, while Egypt now plays for 9 to 16 positions.

 

 Japan's big gun Mizuki Yanagita led her team scorers with 14 points including 3 Ace services followed by captain Miku Benoki (11 points). From the Egyptian side middle blocker Aya Ahmed scored only 5 points as her team best scorer.

 

Poland beat battling Puerto Rico

 

World No. 6 Poland's performance in Blocking and serving provided the difference and helped them to clinch a 3-1 (25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 27-25) victory against No. 28 Puerto Rico in the round of 16 encounter at Chatchi Hall.

 

 Among Poland's tally they scored 14 from stuff blocks and 8 from the ace service with which they put a pressure to the Caribbean team who struggled hardly throughout the match.

 

 Poland's opposite attacker Malwina Smarzek sent her sharp spikes from position 2 making over 16 points for her team as the best scorer from Pole's side followed by the left attacker Magdalena Damaske who scored 13. On the other hand Puerto Rico's efficient attacker Genesis Miranda played her best and contributed 26 points for her team as best match best scorer and one of the competition best scoring performances. 

 

Promising USA gun down Taipei

 

 World No.5 USA continued their remarkable run in the competition to brush off Chinese Taipei in straight sets 25-19, 25-11, 25-17 at the Liptapanlop Hall.

 

In this match, Mikaela Foecke topscored with 16 points for the USA including 10 from her deadly spikes, while Tseng Wan Ling scored a match-high 10 points for Chinese Taipei.

 

China cruise past Hosts Thailand in a heavy contest of heights

 

 World No. 1 China fought hardly against host Thailand and more than 1500 excited spectators to pull off a straight sets victory (25-18, 25-5, 25-19) at Chatchi Hall.

 

 The towering Xinyue Yuan (199 cm) played again on of her best using the central and wing attacks above the opponent block to score a tally of 18 points as China's best scorers followed by her teammate Mingyuan Hu who scored 17 points including 3 ace services. Thai's attacker Jiraporn Chaymon scored only 7 points but came as her team scorer.

 

Reigning champions suffer shock defeat to in-form Dominicans

 

Gallant Dominican Republic completely smashed Turkey’s sweet dreams of retaining their world title to pull off a magnificent come-from-behind 3-1 (16-25 30-28 25-18 25-17) victory over the European giants at the Liptapanlop Hall.

 

In this do-or-die battle, Elizabeth Martinez led Dominican Republic with 29 points including 22 kills from 55 determined attempts, while Pelin Aroguz scored a match-high 23 points for Turkey.

 

Serbia jump high to take over Greece

 

 Serbia showed their consistency to beat the fighting Greece 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 25-16)  in 102 minutes of thrilling volleyball action at Chatchi Hall.

 

 Serbia continued their successful run of victories to qualify to the quarterfinal and meet Peru in a great fight on Friday. Greece will play for 9 to 16 positions against Slovenia.

 

 Despite their victory, the Serbians lost the record of being the only team who didn't drop a set when they lost the third one against Slovenia.

 

 Again Serbia's sharp spiker Tijana Boskovi headed the match scorers with 23 points after a marvelous performance aiding her team to continue their dreams to the title followed by Sara Lozo 14 points. Anthi  Vasilantonaki led the Greek scorers along with captain Olga Strantzali with 12 points each.

 

Peru brush off debutantes Slovenia

 

 Fast-improving Peru, backed by the noisy drum-beating, horns-blowing supporters, became an impossible nut to crack for Slovenia as the world No.10 knocked the lower-ranked counterparts  out in straight sets 25-19, 25-14, 25-21 at the Liptapanlop Hall.

 

Both teams did not compete in the previous episode in Turkey two years ago and just tried their best to advance the deepest in this world championship. Peru, which performed superbly to stun world No.3 Italy in their group stage, remained in brilliant form in this match against Slovenia, world No.33.

 

Classification 17-20

 

Mexico overcome improving Tunisia 

 

 Mexico flew past Tunisia 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15) in their first match at the round robin tournament for 17 to 20 positions at Chatchi Hall.

 

 Mexico's efficient spiker Ana Valle led her team scorers with 15 points including one ace and another successful block followed by teammates Fernanda Bañuelos and Fernanda Guitron who contributed 11 points each.

 

 From the Tunisian side, Captain Emna Khalfa who was absent from the last match against Thailand due to injury, led her team scorers with 11 points including one dying block.

 

Argentina thrash Algeria in one-sided battle

 

 Powerful Argentina methodically tore the Algerian defence into pieces to crush the less-ranked rivals in a completely lop-sided battle 25-9, 25-10, 25-9 at Liptapanlop Hall.

 

The convincing win handed world No.13 Argentina their first win in the 17th-20th playoffs. In this easy match for the South American side, Sol Piccolo emerged as the top scorer of the team with 13 points including 10 devastating spikes, while Nawel Hammouche led world No.16 Algeria with five points.

 

Results Day 6

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

49

C17-20

01/08

10:00

03:00

TUN-MEX

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

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50

C17-20

01/08

10:00

03:00

ARG-ALG

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

41

R16

01/08

12:00

05:00

JPN-EGY

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

42

R16

01/08

12:00

05:00

BRA-ITA

3-2

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

43

R16

01/08

14:00

07:00

POL-PUR

3-1

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

44

R16

01/08

15:00

07:00

USA-TPE

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

45

R16

01/08

16:45

09:00

TUR-DOM

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

46

R16

01/08

16:40

09:00

THA-CHN

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

47

R16

01/08

19:17

11:00

PER-SLO

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

48

R16

01/08

18:30

11:00

SRB-GRE

3-1

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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Day 7 Programme (Quarterfinal) on Friday August 2

Quarterfinals

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

51

JPN-BRA

2-Aug

12:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

52

POL-USA

2-Aug

14:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

53

DOM-CHN

2-Aug

16:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

54

PER-SRB

2-Aug

18:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

 

Classification 17- 20

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

59

MEX-ALG

02-Aug

10:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

60

TUN-ARG

02-Aug

10:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lipatapanlop Gym.

 

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)

29 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v Turkey (August 1)

28 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

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

26 – Genesis Miranda (Puerto Rico) v Poland (August 1)

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

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

24 – Anithi Vasilantionaki (Greece) v Japan (July 30)

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

23 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican Rep) v Slovenia (July 30)

 

Top Blocking Performances

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

6 – Arelya Karasoy (Turkey) v Peru (July 29)

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 – Malgozata Smieszek of Poland v Puerto Rico (August 1)

               

Top Serving Performances

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

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

6 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

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)

28 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

23 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v Slovenia (July 30)

29 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v Turkey (August 1)

 

Highest Set Score

Pool A: Thailand v Puerto Rico 30-28

Pool B: Argentina v Japan 34-32

Pool C: Brazil v Dominican Republic 33-31

Pool D: Italy v Peru 28-26

Round of 16: Turkey v Dominican 28-30

Classification 17-20:Tunisia v Mexico 23-25

 

Highest Scoring Matches

Pool A: Thailand v Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-21, 28-30, 25-21, 25-23)– 198 points

Pool B: Argentina v Greece 3-2 (20-25, 26-28, 25-20, 28-26, 15-10)– 223 points

Pool C: Brazil v Dominican Republic 3-1  (15-25, 33-31, 25-8, 32-30)– 199  points

Pool D: Italy v Peru 2-3 (28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 22-25, 13-15) - 218 points

Round of 16: Brazil v Italy 3-2 (18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 15-7)

Classification 17-20:Tunisia v Mexico: 0-3 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15)

                                     

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