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World No. 5 USA book first win at Women’s U20 World Champs


USA Jordan Burgess spikes against Mexico to clinch US first win at the Women's World Championship

Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2013 – World No. 5 USA booked their first victory at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. The United States of America defeated Mexico 3-1 in Monday’s much-awaited Norceca duel. Brazil (3-0 record) continued their winning streak by overpowering Russia 3-1 in the second Pool C derby.

 

Host Czech Republic could not benefit from the help of the 2,850 fans cheering for the local heroines. World No. 10 Peru took advantage of Czech Republic’s 34 unforced errors to clinch a straight-set win in Pool A on Monday evening. In the second Pool A clash, the Dominican Republic continued their run at Women’s U20 World Champs with their third consecutive win. The Caribbean team overpowered Chinese Taipei 3-2.

 

In Pool B, China romped past Thailand 3-0 on Monday for their third consecutive straight-set win, while Thailand lost all their three matches at the tournament so far. In the second Pool B match, Serbia got to fight till the end with a gritty Japan (3-2).

 

Titleholders Italy made short work of their opponents from Algeria in Pool D. The “Azzurre” only needed 56 minutes to outclass the North Africans 3-0. Turkey followed suit by sweeping Egypt in straight sets. The team of head coach Gökhan Edman improve its win-loss ratio to 3-0 and remains, as China and Brazil do, unbeaten at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship.

 

Pool A

 

Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8)

The Dominican Republic continue their run at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs with their third consecutive win. They overpowered Chinese Taipei 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8 in Tuesday’s first Pool A duel. The Caribbean improve their win-loss ratio to 3-0 while the Asians suffered their first defeat (2-1).

22 Dominican block winners to seven from Chinese Taipei were one of the reasons for the Dominican Republic’s win. Both teams committed many unforced errors (Dominican Republic 32, Chinese Taipei 33). Best scorer of the match was Dominican Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez with 24 points.

Dominican Republic coach Roberto Rocha Wagner: I know about the strength and ability of my players. Today, I saw some good volleyball of them. We did not lose one point but won two.

 

Peru v Czech Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-15)
In front of 2,850 fans, World No. 10 Peru took advantage of Czech Republic’s 34 unforced errors to clinch a straight-set win (25-19, 25-18, 25-15) in Pool A on Monday evening. The South Americans concluded their pool campaign with a win-loss ratio of 2-2 while the hosts of the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs drop to 1-2.

Veronika Trnkova topped the scorers with 13 points for the Czech Republic while Milagros Rodriguez was the best scorer for Peru with 11 points.
Peru captain Ginna Lopez: Today we managed to maintain a good level of passing. Thanks to the cooperation with the setter, we set up a solid game. We are very happy with that win.

 

 

Pool B

 

China v Thailand 3-0 (25-15, 25-10, 25-16)

China romped past Thailand 3-0 here on Monday for their third consecutive straight-set win at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship, while Thailand lost all their three matches at the tournament so far.

Following thrilling victories over Serbia and Japan, World No. 1 China continued to show their consistency in the 25-15, 25-10, 25-16 sweep of Thailand.

Ting Zhu scored 17 points for China to lead the game while Ning Wang added 11. Tanaporn Polrueng led the Thailand team with seven points.

China coach Jiande Xu: We controlled Thailand from A to Z and dominated all aspects of the game. In the beginning of the third set, we shortly lost concentration, but that is normal.

 

Serbia v Japan 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10)
Serbia resisted a strong challenge to overpower Japan 3-2 in a pulsating Women's U20 World Championship match on Monday evening. Serbia, holding a two to one win-loss record at the tournament, wrapped up the 113-minute tussle 25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10.

Best scorers of the match were Japan’s Arisa Inoue and Serbia’s Tijana Boskovic with 24 points each. Serbia had 17 block winners while Japan scored 11 times from the service line.

Serbia jumped out for a comfortable 2-0 set lead with captain Bianka Busa on fire (12 points). However, the team of Japan coach Yasuhiro Fukuda did not give up. Led by outstanding libera Manami Kojima, the Asians displayed remarkable defence skills. In the fifth set, Serbia kept cool with an incredible 9-0 run from 0-2 to 9-2 and never looked back.

Japan finish the first round with a 2-2 record while Serbia continue their campaign on Tuesday versus Thailand.
Serbia coach Ratko Pavlicevic was then positive answering to the press’ questions: We expected a hard game. We need that kind of matches to grow. It helps us to improve our level. I am happy with the win.

 

Pool C

 

USA v Mexico 3-1 (29-27, 19-25, 27-25, 25-22)

The Norceca challenge between USA and Mexico saw the victory of US team in a 4-set match (29-27, 19-25, 27-25, 25-22). Mexico had a great start, dominated the second set, but Estanislao Vachino’s team lost all their push while the opponents rose their volleyball through the match.

USA captain Jordan Burgess: Our play today was much better than in the last matches. Our team fought together very well and I am very happy with this. We also felt the support of our fans. They were challenging us and getting us excited.

 

Brazil v Russia 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19)

Brazil played almost a perfect match against Russia, winning 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19) and showing a classy volleyball to lead Pool C with full points. Probably the real power of Russia was only performed in the third set, when Svetlana Safronova’s team strengthen their attacks avoiding the Brazilian digs.

No doubts about Valquiria Dullius being one of main protagonist of the match in Vodova arena. The Brazilian middle-blocker confirmed herself as one of the best in her role at this World Championship; showing amazing talent in both read and commit blocks.

Brazil coach Luizomar De Moura: The win against Russia means a lot to us. I am very satisfied with the play of my team at this championship. We are still getting better. It is very important for us to clinch the first place in our group.

 

Pool D

 

Italy v Algeria 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-9)

The second match at Vodova hall on Monday was one of the fastest game of the whole World Championship. World Champions Italy had no problems at all against Algeria, an opponent who proudly attempt until the very last ball to slow down the Europeans’ charge. The 3-0 win (25-12, 25-9, 25-9) raises the position of "Azzurre", with 7 point in the standings of Pool D.

The numbers of points scored by the Italian middle-blocker Laura Melandri (18) shows clearly Italy’s domain: her setters Giulia Carraro and Chiara Scacchetti could easily manage the passing from their receivers’ line, offering her precious balls at the net. Algeria Celia Bourihane was among the best of her team, eventually being the best scorer with a small loot of 5 points.

Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: It was not easy for us to play a good match after yesterday’s troubles. Anyway, today we played well, so we are more than happy.

 

Turkey v Egypt 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-13)

Team Egypt lost the provisional leader of Pool D on Monday, when they met Turkey: the team coached by Gökahn Edman won the match in straight set (25-12, 25-12, 25-13) to conquer the peak of Pool D, just one point ahead the runner up Italy.

After a great start in the competition, when they beat Algeria and Nigeria in straight sets, the team captained by Farida El Askalany fell against the more experienced Turkey. With Turkey having piled up 22 errors at the end of the match, in fact Egypt achieved only 15 points by direct hits . Aya Elshamy was the best scorer, having 5 attack points with a 25% of positive hits. Among the Turkey squad, Ece Hocaglu scored 16 points as the best of her team, but the nomination for good blocking goes to Asli Kalac (4 blocks out of 5 attempts).

Egypt captain Farida El Askalany at the end praises the quality of the opponents: Turkey is very good team. We played three matches in a row and we didn’t prepare ourselves before this match very good.

 

 

Results

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

25

A

24/06

12:30

10:30

DOM-TPE

3-2

Brno

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26

C

24/06

12:45

10:45

USA-MEX

3-1

Brno

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27

B

24/06

15:30

13:00

CHN-THA

3-0

Brno

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28

D

24/06

15:15

13:00

ITA-ALG

3-0

Brno

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29

C

24/06

17:15

15:15

BRA-RUS

3-1

Brno

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30

A

24/06

17:30

15:30

CZE-PER

0-3

Brno

View

View

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31

D

24/06

19:48

17:30

TUR-EGY

3-0

Brno

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32

B

24/06

20:00

18:00

SRB-JPN

3-2

Brno

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Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

PER

Peru

8

4

2

2

1

1

2

10

7

1.429

384

361

1.064

2

DOM

Dominican Republic

7

3

3

1

2

9

4

2.250

293

256

1.145

3

TPE

Chinese Taipei

6

3

2

1

1

1

1

8

6

1.333

316

305

1.036

4

CZE

Czech Republic

3

3

1

2

1

2

3

7

0.429

204

229

0.891

5

PUR

Puerto Rico

3

3

3

3

9

0.333

252

298

0.846

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

CHN

China

9

3

3

3

9

MAX

225

157

1.433

2

JPN

Japan

7

4

2

2

1

1

1

1

8

7

1.143

330

308

1.071

3

SRB

Serbia

5

3

2

1

1

1

1

6

5

1.200

233

230

1.013

4

COL

Colombia

3

3

1

2

1

2

3

6

0.500

179

202

0.886

5

THA

Thailand

3

3

1

2

1

9

0.111

173

243

0.712

 

Pool C

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

BRA

Brazil

9

3

3

2

1

9

1

9.000

245

194

1.263

2

RUS

Russia

5

3

2

1

1

1

1

7

6

1.167

293

284

1.032

3

BUL

Bulgaria

4

3

1

2

1

1

1

6

6

1.000

261

250

1.044

4

MEX

Mexico

3

4

1

3

1

1

1

1

6

11

0.545

358

387

0.925

5

USA

USA

3

3

1

2

1

2

3

7

0.429

207

249

0.831

 

Pool D

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

TUR

Turkey

8

3

3

2

1

9

2

4.500

260

174

1.494

2

ITA

Italy

7

3

2

1

2

1

8

3

2.667

254

196

1.296

3

EGY

Egypt

6

4

2

2

2

2

6

6

1.000

243

245

0.992

4

ALG

Algeria

2

3

1

2

1

2

3

8

0.375

195

242

0.806

5

NGR

Nigeria

1

3

3

1

2

2

9

0.222

163

258

0.632



2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Performances

Top Scoring Performances
30 – Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
26 – Samantha Bricio of Mexico v Bulgaria (June 22)
25 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Chinese Taipei (June 21)
25 – Mercy Promise of Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)
24 – Ting Zhu of China v Japan (June 23)
24 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v Japan (June 24)
24 – Arisa Inoue of Japan v Serbia (June 24)
23 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
22 – I-Mei Hsu of Chinese Taipei v Peru (June 21)
22 – Pilar Marie Victoria of Puerto Rico v Peru (June 22)

Top Blocking Performances
9 - Valquiria Dullius of Brazil v Russia (June 24)
9 – Mina Popovic of Serbia v japan (June 24)
8 – Laura Melandri of Italy v Algeria (June 24)
7 – Lucie Herbockova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
7 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
7 – Mira Todorova of Bulgaria v Russia (June 23)
6 – Doosuur Atule of Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)
6 - Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
6 – Danna Escobar of Dominican Republic v Thailand (June 23)
6 – Melissa Rangel of Dominican Republic v Thailand (June 23)
6 – Laura Melandri of Italy v Egypt (June 23)
6 – Celenia Toribio of Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 24)
6 – Ning Wang of China v Thailand (June 24)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
22 - Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 24)
22 – Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
17 - Puerto Rico v Peru (June 22)
17 – Serbia v Japan (June 24)
16 – Brazil v Mexico (June 23)
15 – Brazil v Russia (June 24)
15 – Puerto Rico v Chinese Taipei (June 23)
15 – Mexico v USA (June 24)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Michaela Mlejnkova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
5 – Elena Perinelli of Italy v Turkey (June 22)
5 – Arisa Inoue of Japan v Serbia (June 24)
4 – I-Mei Hsu of Chinese Taipei v Peru (June 21)
4 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
4 – Aya Elshamy of Egypt v Nigeria (June 22)
4 – Tzu Ying Lee of Chinese Taipei v Dominican Republic (June 24)
4 – Asli Kalac of Turkey v Egypt (June 24)

Top Serving Performances by Team
14 – Egypt v Nigeria (June 22)
13 - Italy v Turkey (June 22)
11 – Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
11 – Japan v Serbia (June 24)
10 – Egypt v Algeria (June 21)
10 – Bulgaria v USA (June 21)
10 – Turkey v Italy (June 22)
10 – China v Thailand (June 24)

Highest Scorers by day
24 - Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 24)
30 – Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
26 – Samantha Bricio of Mexico v Bulgaria (June 22)
25 - Angela Leyva of Peru v Chinese Taipei (June 21)

Highest Set Score
Pool A: Dominican Republic v Peru 30-28
Pool C: USA v Mexico 29-27
Pool D: Italy v Turkey 26-24; Algeria v Nigeria 24-26

Highest Scoring Matches
Pool A: Peru v Chinese Taipei 2-3 (25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 24-26, 16-18) – 223 points
Pool B: Serbia v Japan 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10) – 204 points
Pool C: Italy v Turkey 2-3 (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 26-24, 9-15) – 214 points

 

 

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