FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Semifinalists determined at Girls' U18 World Championship in Thailand


Peru team celebrate the surprise qualification to the semifinal at FIVB Girls U18 World Championship with their spectators

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 2, 2013 – World No. 10 Peru have reached their first semifinal of the FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship in 20 years, along with world No. 1 China, No. 2 Brazil and No. 5 USA, following a thrilling quarterfinal show at the Chatchai and Lipatapanlop halls in Nakhon Ratshasima on Friday.

Brazil will face the USA and China will play against Peru in the semifinal showpiece on Saturday.

Out of the qualifiers, Peru came as the biggest surprise after they upset favourites Serbia after a marathon tiebreaker 3-2 (16-25, 25-22, 25-19, 21-25, 15-8) in 125 minutes. 

Brazil defeated Japan easily in straight sets (25-23, 25-22, 25-22), while China rebounded bravely from two sets behind to upset the spirited Dominicans 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-22, 15-6). The USA flew past Poland in a fast paced match (25-22, 25-20, 26-24).

Italy, Chinese Taipei, Turkey and Greece will take part in the classification matches for 9th to 16th place while Egypt, Puerto Rico, Thailand and Slovenia will place for 13th to 16th place in the Championship.

Mexico and Argentina will meet in the classification matches for 17th to 20th place. The teams won in straight sets against Algeria and Tunisia who will now compete for the last two positions in the standings.

Quarterfinal

Peru claim a historic win over resurgent Serbia
 
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 at Chatchi Hall.

Until this point Serbia was the only undefeated team in the Championship before they suffered their first upset at the crucial stage. This is the first time since their participation in 2007 that they have been eliminated before the semifinal.

Peru are now semifinalists for the first time since 1993 and will face World No. 1 China for the second time in their history. Serbia will meet the Dominican Republic for matches deciding 9th to 16th place in the Championship.  

Peru's captain and outstanding spiker Angela Leyva played an extra ordinary game to finish as her team’s lead scorer with 20 points including 3 blocks and one ace service followed by Maguilaura Frias with 16 points. From the Serbian side Sara Lozo was the best scorer with 17 points followed by Bojana Milenkovic with 16.

China claim historic victory against fighting Dominicans

China’s Xinyue Yuan, the second tallest player in the competition (199 cm), took world No. 1 China to a historic victory over world No. 8 Dominican Republic led by the tallest player in the competition Elizabeth Martinez (200 cm). China took the match 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-11, 25-22, 15-6) after 106 minutes of excellent performance at Chatchi Hall.

China qualified for the semifinal of the competition for the second time in row and the fifth in their history, while Dominican Republic will play in the matches to decide 5th to 8th positions.

After losing the first and second sets, China returned to their style using their quick attacks. Center Xinyue Yuan scored 22 points for her team which included five successful blocks. She also scored the crucial points in the fourth set that turned the situation completely for China.

Brazil through to semifinals with Japan victory

World No. 2 Brazil beat Asian giants Japan ranked ninth in the world with a well worked victory 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) at Chatchi Hall.

Hot favourites Brazil have now qualified for the semifinal, while Japan play in the matches to determine the 5th to 8th places in the competition.

Brazil improved their total competition win-loss ratio to 5-1, while Japan dropped to 4-2.

Brazil’s center Laiza Ferreira, showed he marvellous blocking gaining 6 points from killing blocks out of her tally of 13 points. She prevented the Japanese from using their dominance in attacks through the center of the net.

Strong opposite spiker Lorenne Geraldo also did a good job of sending her sharp hits from position two beside her blocking role as she won 3 blocks out of 10 points.  Japan's captain and opposite Miku Benoki was her team and match scorer with 14 points.

USA into semis as Poland's dream run comes to a close
 
World No. 5 USA has booked a semifinal spot after beating No. 6 Poland 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 26-24) in the quarterfinal at Chatchi Hall.

The victory means USA will play Brazil for the second time in the semifinal, having met once before in the Pool C stage. Poland will place in the matches to determine the 5th to 8th positions alongside Japan.

The USA won 15 successful blocks during the match, five of which were made by Audriana Fitzmorris (197 cm tall) who had the match’s best blocking performance which included five ace services, against the nine blocks and six aces from the Polish side.

Alexa Smith was the USA's best scorer with 13 points followed by Mikaela Foecke with 11. Poland’s three players Malgorzata Smieszek, Kornelia Moskwa and Kornelia and Magdalena Damaske scored 10 points each.

Classification 9-16

Taipei power past battling Puerto Rico
 
Chinese Taipei lived up to the crowd’s expectation when the world No.17 outclassed Puerto Rico with a gruelling five-set (25-20, 28-26, 21-25, 18-25, 15-8) victory at the Liptapanlop Hall.

In the tie-breaker, Taipei took control of the match. With the Taipei’s fast attack hits led by Chang Chih Hsuan and Tseng Wan Ling, Taipei proved too much for Puerto Rico who lost the final set 8-15.

Chang Chih Hsuan topscored with 22 points which included 21 deadly attacks, while Patricia Montero led Puerto Rico with 27 points.

Reigning champions Turkey prove their class above Thailand
 
Title-holders and world No.4 Turkey silenced the noisy drum-beating home supporters with their exceptional form to brush aside Thailand in a sensational straight-set 3-0 (25-21, 25-15, 25-10) victory at the Liptapanlop Hall.

Turkey, which captured the historic world title on home soil in 2011 following a fantastic final showdown triumph over China, could not go the distance this year as they were beaten by the Dominican Republic in the knock-out playoff. They will now play in the matches to determine the 9th to 16th places in the tournament.

Pelin Aroguz emerged as the top scorer for Turkey with 16 points including 13 kills from 33 attempts, while Jiraporn Chaymon led Thailand with only nine points, all of them earned through her attacks.

Powerhouses Italy struggle to beat gallant Egypt
 
Egypt put up a good fight against world No.3 Italy before going down in closely-contested straight-set battle 25-23, 25-18, 25-19 in their first 9th-16th classification match at the Liptapanlop Hall.

Egypt, who registered one win in this Championship following a convincing 3-0 win over Tunisia in their group stage, came out much stronger this time.

Elisa Zanette emerged as the top scorer of Italy with 14 points including 11 kills from 34 determined attempts. Rahma Almohandes led Egypt with eight points, all of them from her attacks.

Greece outplay Slovenia
 
In-form Greece pulled off a hard-fought four-set win (25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 25-18) in the 9th-16th playoffs at the Liptapanlop Hall.

In this match, Olga Strantzali emerged as the top scorer for Greece with 25 points including 18 kills from 41 attempts, while Ela Pintar from Slovenia led her side with 13 points. She led the team with her spikes scoring nine points just as Lana Scuka did, but Pintar fared better in blocking allowing her to claim four points.

With the dramatic win, Greece now move on to compete in the 9th-12th place playoffs, while Slovenia were relegated to the 13th-16th playoffs.

Classification 17-20

Argentina outclass Tunisia
 
World No.13 Argentina defeated Tunisia in straight sets (25-14, 25-18, 25-5) to snatch their second win in the 17th-20th classification round at the Liptapanlop Hall.

Elina Rodriguez led Argentina with 15 points including 11 kills from 23 attempts. Sol Piccolo assisted with 11 attacks. Emna Khalfa scored a match-high of 14 points, 13 of them through unchallenged attacks, for Tunisia.

Mexico overpower Algeria
 
Spiker Ana Valle took Mexico to a second win over Algeria 3-0 (25-6, 25-18, 25-19) in the classification tournament for 17th to 20th positions at Chatchi Hall.

 

Results Day 7

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

59

C17-20

02/08

10:00

03:00

MEX-ALG

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

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60

C17-20

02/08

10:00

03:00

TUN-ARG

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

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51

QF

02/08

12:00

05:00

JPN-BRA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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View

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55

C9-16

02/08

12:00

05:00

EGY-ITA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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52

QF

02/08

14:10

07:00

POL-USA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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56

C9-16

02/08

14:00

07:00

PUR-TPE

2-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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View

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53

QF

02/08

16:05

09:00

DOM-CHN

2-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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View

View

View

57

C9-16

02/08

16:45

09:00

TUR-THA

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

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View

View

View

54

QF

02/08

18:45

11:00

PER-SRB

3-2

Nakhon Ratchasima

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58

C9-16

02/08

18:35

11:00

SLO-GRE

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

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Day 8 Programme

Semifinals

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

 

67

BRA-USA

03-Aug

16:00

Nakhan Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

 

68

CHN-PER

03-Aug

18:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

 


Classification. 5-8

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

65

JPN-POL

03-Aug

12:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

66

DOM-SRB

03-Aug

14:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

Classification 9-12

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

63

ITA-TPE

03-Aug

16:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lipatapanlop Gym.

64

TUR-GRE

03-Aug

18:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lipatapanlop Gym

Classification 13-16

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

61

EGY-PUR

03-Aug

12:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lipatapanlop Gym.

62

THA-SLO

03-Aug

14:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Lipatapanlop Gym.

Classification 17-20 | Round robin

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

69

ARG-MEX

03-Aug

10:00

Nakhon Ratchasima

Chatchai Gym.

70

ALG-TUN

03-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)
27 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v China (August 2)
27 – Patricia Montero (Dominican) v Taipei (August 2)
26 – Genesis Miranda (Puerto Rico) v Poland (August 1)
25 – Anastasia Guerra (Italy) v Peru (July 27)
25 – Olga Strantzali (Greece) v Slovenia (August 2)
24 – Yuan Xinyue of China v Japan (July 26)
24 – Anithi Vasilantionaki (Greece) v Japan (July 30)

Top Blocking Performances
7 – Ioanna Gkountimenko (Greece) v Slovenia (August 2)
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)
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)
27 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v China (August 2)
27 – Patricia Montero (Dominican) v Taipei (August 2)

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

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
Classification 17-20:Tunisia v Mexico: 0-3 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15) - 134 points
Quarterfinals: Dominican v China 2-3 (25-22, 25-20, 11-25, 22-25, 6-15) - 196 points
Class. 9-16: Puerto Rico v Taipei 2-3 (20-25, 26-28, 25-21, 25-18, 8-15) - 211 points

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