FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Peru claim a historic win over resurgent Serbia for a semifinal berth


Serbia's Bojana Milenkovic spiking against Peru's blockers

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 2 2013- World No. 10  Peru pulled off one of the biggest wins in their history by beating world No. 7 Serbia for the first time ever in a five set thriller 3-2 (16-25, 25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 15-8) in their quarterfinal match of the FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Friday.
 
The game came against all the pre- match predictions, considering Serbia's pedigree and form in this competition as the only undefeated team before they suffered their first upset at the crucial stage specially that this will be their first edition since their participation in 2007 to be eliminated before the semifinal.

 Peru are now semifinalists for the first time since 1993 and second time in their history to face World No. 1 China in a thrilling encounter in semis. 

 Serbia meet Dominican Republic for the 9 to 16 Brackets.

Peru's captain and outstanding spiker Angela Leyva played an extra ordinary game to finish as her team scorer with 20 points including 3 blocks and one ace service followed by Maguilaura Frias 16.

 From the Serbian side again Sara  Lozo was the best scorer with 17 points followed by Bojana Milenkovic 16.

 Serbia started the match in their optimum performance to win the first set before the Peruvian team developed their best to extract the power and win two successive sets to lead 2-1. Again Serbia survived to save the match and drew 2-2, but Peru showed their best to win the tiebreak widely. 

 

 

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