FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Poland beat battling Puerto Rico for quarters spot


Poland girls celebrating a point against Puerto Rico in the round of 16 match

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 1, 2013- 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 of FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship held at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Thursday.

 Now Poland is the third qualifier to the quarterfinal of the competition, while Puerto Rico will play off for 9 to 16 positions.

 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.

 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. 

 Although they won, yet the Poles find it easy specially in the second and fourth set when the Caribbean team were able to extend the match to tiebreak but they missed a lot of points due to tiny mistakes.

 

 

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