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Thailand outlast Argentina for first win at Women's U23 Worlds

 
Wipawee Srithong in reception duties as she leads Thailand to 4-2 win over Argentina at the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship in Ljubljana.
Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 11, 2017 - Thailand rallied from a set down in the beginning and held out when Argentina attempted a comeback to score their first win, 4-2 (11-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-12, 13-15, 15-10) at the 2017 FIVB Women's U23 World Championship at Arena Stozice here on Monday.

Thailand enjoyed a lead in the fifth that should have seen them comofortably take the match 4-1, but the South Americans caught up 11-11 and reached set point at 12-14 before Sol Piccolo sent a belter straight down the line from the right for the set.

All matches in Ljubljana are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

Wipawee Srithong powered Thailand with 20 points, including a tournament-high of four aces. Watchareeya Nuanjam scored 14 and Patcharaporn Sittisad was also on double digits with 12.

Argentina coach Martin Lopez tried to change the flow of the game with several substitutions - and indeed, Camila Hiruela came on in the third to emerge Argentina's best scorer on 12 points. But Thailand kept the pressure and finished with another tournament high of 11 aces for the whole team.

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