China and USA book Girls' U18 final spot

5 August 2013

 

 

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 3, 2013 – USA and China booked FIVB Girls' U18 World championship final tickets following their epic wins over heavy favorites Brazil and dark horses Peru respectively in the semifinal show here at both Chatchai and Lipatapanlop halls in Nakhon Ratshasima on Saturday.

 USA set their first final in 8 participations since the competition input in 1989, while china recorded their fifth final in 12 years seeking for their fourth title when they meet in the final match on Sunday at 1600 local time.

 In one of those days of drama and emotions, the two semifinal matches ended in Marathon tiebreaker to set a first China- USA final in the competition history.With both matches approaching two hours full of all volleyball action, the spectators in Thailand entertained high quality volleyball

 

Semifinal 1-4

 

USA book first ever final ticket with thrilling tiebreaker against Brazil

USA booked a spot in the FIVB Girls' U18 World championship final for the first time after beating Brazil in an Epic five set semifinal 3-2 (16-25, 25-14, 20-25, 25-17, 15-12) at Chatchi Hall.

 This is the best result for the winners, No 5 in the Youth and Junior world ranking in their tally of 8 participations till now. Their best performance was the 4th position in 2003 and 2005.

 Brazil lost the chance of their 8th final and now they are playing for the bronze medal match.

 With her 5 successful blocks Audriana Fitzmorris played a crucial role in USA win beside a tally 13 points scored throughout the matches making her as second scorer after USA's big gum Mikaela Foecke who scored 16 points.

 Brazil's opposite spiker Lorenne Geraldo was her team machine of points as she contributed 22 points for her team.

 

China secure the second final ticket after Peru traditional victory

 China booked second ticket to the final of the FIVB Girls' U 18 World Championship after beating Peru in a thrilling encounter 3-2 (17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19, 23-21) at Chatchi Hall. This was the second time China succeeded to recover from 2 sets behind after their exciting quarterfinal against Dominican Republic.

Peru started the match with a highly spirited performance aided by their emotional spectators using their drums and peeps to encourage their players. They led continuously in the first and second sets with the sharp hits sent by their strong hitter Angela Leyva who was the match scorer with 30 points.

 The skilful setter Shiamara Almeida added to the power of her team through the combinations aiming at deceiving the tall Chinese blockers specially the competition best scorer Xinyue Yuan. She also used her spike services to score a lot of aces.

  In the tiebreak china had early lead 6-4 before the Peruvian team turn the court at 8-7 and they continued till 14-11 when they missed three match points till China draw 14-14 in the match biggest drama. Again Peru lost another six match points, but the Chinese were willing to do it after an extraordinary challenge to win 23-21.

 

Classification 5th- 8th  

 

Serbia fight back quells Dominican resistance in 5 set Marathon

 World No. 7 Serbia regained their rhythm on time to overcome the No. 8 Dominican Republic resistance in a thrilling tiebreaker (25-20, 20-25, 2512, 23-25, 18-16) in their classification match for 5th to 8th positions of the FIVB Girls' Youth World championship at Chatchi Hall .

 Now Serbia will play for the 5th and 6th position against Japan, while Dominican Republic fight for the 7th and 8th positions in front of Poland.

 Serbia's big gum Tijana Boskovi contributed 26 impressive points for her team but more over she was the saving tool of the match through her gallant show in the critical time specially during the tiebreak. She was the match and her team scorer followed by Bojana Milenkovic who scored 18 points.

  As regular, Super attacking weapon Elizabeth Martinez was Dominican's scorer with impressive 25 points followed by the opposite spiker Gaila Gonzalez 14.

 

Japan crush Poland in Epic straight sets

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 3, 2013- World No. 9 Japan won the crucial points of each set to clinch a straight sets victory (30-28, 25-23, 26-24) over No. 6 Poland in a thrilling match for the 5th to 8th classification at FIVB Girls' Youth World Championship held at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Saturday.

 What made the match more exciting was the advance of Polish team in each set before the shorter Japanese players fight aggressively at the end of each set to win the last few points to upset the European Champions.

  Japan's outside hitter Mizuki Yanagita was the best scorer for her team with a tally of 18 points including one ace service, followed by the opposite spiker Miku Benoki with 14.

 Poland's great weapon Malwina Smarzek led her team scorers with 19 points including 4 blocks followed by Magdalena Damaske 14.

 

Classification 9th- 12th

 

Italy repeat similar feat over Taipei

Mighty Italy overwhelmed smaller-built Chinese Taipei with power and height at the net to thrash the Asian counterparts in straight sets 25-23, 25-17, 25-12 in the 9th-12th playoffs at the Liptapanlop Hall.

Italy have yet won the world crown in history. They came whiskers of winning the world title in 2003 in Poland only to go down to China in the final showdown. This time, the Italians still could not go the distance by falling in the round of last 16, leaving the European giants to be pitted in the 9th-12th playoffs instead.

The convincing win carried Italy to next play in the 9th-10th playoff, while Chinese Taipei will be next pitted in the 11th-12th playoff.

As expected, Elisa Zanette emerged as the top scorer for Italy with 17 points including 15 kills from 20 attempts. Tseng Wan Ling led Chinese Taipei with nine points.

 

Turkey pull off a magnificent victory over battling Greece

 Turkey survived a sturdy challenge from Greece to demolish the European counterparts in tense four-set battle 17-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-23 to go up against Italy in the 9th-10th playoff.

Turkey, the reigning champions which suffered a bitter 1-3 loss to Dominican Republic in the knock out second-round stage, struggled to hit their top form in the opener, allowing the Greeks several attacking opportunities.

Humay Topaloglu led Turkey with 19 points including 16 kills from 33 attempts, with Anthi Vasilantonaki scoring a match-high 18 points for Greece.

Following the victory, Turkey now move up to take on Italy in the 9th-10th playoff, while the losers Greece will battle it out against Chinese Taipei for the 11th position.   

 

Classification 13th- 16th

 

Slovenia brush off hosts Thailand in hard-fought five-set thriller

Gallant Slovenia, the surprise 3-1 winners over the USA in their group stage, fought hard to beat hosts Thailand in hotly-contested four sets 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 15-6.

 

Nika Markovic  topscored Slovenia with 20 points including 14 devastating spikes from 39 determined attempts, while Jiraporn Chaymon remained the best scorer of Thailand with 19 points, 15 kills and four blockings.

With the loss, Thailand are relegated to the 15th-16th playoff against old foes Egypt, while Slovenia will go up against Puerto Rico in the 13th-14th playoff.

 

Puerto Rico beat Egypt in dramatic four sets

Puerto Rico put in an impressive form against Egypt to overpowering the higher-ranked rivals in grueling four sets 22-25 26-24 25-12 25-22 in the 13th-16th classification round at the Liptapanlop Hall.

The third set was totally dominated by Puerto Rico after the Egyptians became more prone with unforced mistakes. The Puerto Ricans took the third set without much trouble 25-12. The fourth set turned out to be tough again, but Puerto Rico played cool under pressure. Leading narrowly 22-20, the Puerto Ricans never looked back to allow the rivals only two points to capture the set 25-22 and the exhausting match.

 

Classification 17-20

 

Argentina depart home in the 17th position after Mexico win

Argentina's duo, Elina Rodriguez and Sol Piccolo led their team to a wonderful victory against Mexico 3-1 (27-25, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16) in the third and final day of the 17 to 20 classification round robin Tournament at Chatchi Hall.

  The magnificent Argentina attackers Elina Rodriguez and Sol Piccolo scored 25 points each making a total of 50 out of 100 points scored in the match i.e. 50% of the total points, but the more important was the passion and motivation they gave to their colleagues throughout the match. From the Mexican side Fernanda Bañuelos scored 15 points to lead her team scorers followed by Urias Jocelyn 14.

 

Tunisia finish 19th after a close rally past Algeria  

Fast-improving Tunisia registered their first win and the last in their 17th-20th playoff.

Tunisia and Algeria were the only two teams which have yet won a match in the tournament. The Saturday’s encounter among them decided their rankings which team to finish 19th and 20th places respectively in this World Championship.

 

Results Day 8

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

69

C17-20

03/08

10:00

03:00

ARG-MEX

3-1

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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70

C17-20

03/08

10:00

03:00

ALG-TUN

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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61

C13-16

03/08

12:25

05:00

EGY-PUR

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

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65

C5-8

03/08

12:30

05:00

JPN-POL

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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62

C13-16

03/08

14:50

07:00

THA-SLO

2-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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66

C5-8

03/08

14:35

07:00

DOM-SRB

2-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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63

C9-12

03/08

17:30

09:00

ITA-TPE

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

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67

SF

03/08

17:20

09:00

BRA-USA

2-3

Nakhan Ratchasima

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64

C9-12

03/08

19:20

11:00

TUR-GRE

3-1

Nakhon Ratchasima

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68

SF

03/08

20:15

11:00

CHN-PER

3-2

Nakhon Ratchasima

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Day 9 Programme- Finals 

Finals 1-16

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

71

Place 15-16
EGY-THA

4-Aug

10:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lippatapallop Gym

72

Place 13-14
PUR-SLO

4-Aug

12:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lippatapallop Gym

73

Place 11-12
TPE-GRE

4-Aug

14:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lippatapallop Gym

74

Place 9-10
ITA-TUR

4-Aug

16:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lippatapallop Gym

75

Place 7-8
POL-DOM

4-Aug

10:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

76

Place 5-6
JPN-SRB

4-Aug

12:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

77

Place 3-4
BRA-PER

4-Aug

14:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

78

Place 1-2
USA-CHN

4-Aug

16:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym

 

 

2013 Girls'U18 World Championship Performances

Best Scorers

1.  Leyva Angela PER 145

2.  Martinez Brayelin Elizabeth DOM 141

3.  Yuan Xinyue CHN 136

4.  Yanagita Mizuki JPN 131

5.  Smarzek Malwina POL 122

6.  Vasilantonaki Anthi GRE 120

7.  Boskovi Tijana  SRB 118

8.  Aroguz Pelin  TUR 111

9.  Piccolo Sol  ARG 110

10. Rodriguez Elina  ARG 109

 

Top Scoring Performances

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

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

30 – Angela Leyva of Peru v China (August 3)

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)

27 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v China (August 2)

27 – Patricia Montero (Dominican) v Taipei (August 2)

26 – Tijana Boskovi (Serbia) v Dominican Rep (August 3)

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

 

Top Blocking Performances

7 – Ioanna Gkountimenko (Greece) v Slovenia (August 2)

6 – Youanyuan (China) v Peru (August 3)

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

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

6 – Laiza Ferreira (Brazil) v Japan (August 2)

6 – Montero Patricia (Puerto Rico) v Chinese Taipei (August 2)

               

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)

5 – Nika Markovic (Slovenia) v Thailand (August 3)

 

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)

27 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v China (August 2)

27 – Patricia Montero (Dominican) v Taipei (August 2)

30 – Angela Leyva of Peru v China (August 3)

 

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

Quarterfinal:Poland v USA 24-26

Classification 9-26: Puerto Rico v Tapei 26-28

Semifinals: Japan v Poland 30-28

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) - 199 points

Semifinals: China v Peru 3-2 (17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 5-29, 23-21)

                                                 



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