FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Puerto Rico and Cuba to play for ticket to Brno


Puerto Ricans enjoy their victory over Chile in straight sets on Tuesday in Havana

Havana, Cuba, March 19, 2013 – Puerto Rico and Cuba will meet on Wednesday  for a chance to win a ticket to the FIVB U20 Women’s Volleyball World Championship to be played in Brno, Czech Republic in June.

Both sides improved their win-loss records in Pool B, which features teams which have yet to qualify for the FIVB U20 Women’s Volleyball World Championship, to 2-0 following their success in Tuesday’s outings at Ciudad Deportiva Coliseum in Havana, a facility with 15,000 seats.

Puerto Rico and Cuba blanked Costa Rica and Chile in straight sets respectively to set the stage for the clash between the top two teams in Pool B.

In Pool A - comprising teams already qualified to the FIVB U20 Women’s Volleyball World Championship - Mexico scored an upset-victory in four sets over the Dominican Republic while Colombia defeated Peru in four frames.

Colombia 3, Peru 1

Colombia defeated Peru (25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21) in the second round of Pool A. The most significant damage was produced by  attackers  Diana Arrechea Diana (22) and Mary Martinez (20), which helped Colombia  prevail in the hotly  contested game lasting  almost two hours. Danna Escobar added 13 points. Peru’s Angela Leyva (15) and Izabot Bravo (11) were the only players with double digits.

Mexico 3, Dominican Republic 1

In Pool A, Mexico achieved an important victory over the Dominican Republic in four sets (19-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-15). The Dominicans dominated in the first set but failed in their serves at key moments.  Mexican Alejandra Isiordia led with 27 points while Lisbeth Sainz and Patricia Valle contributed 16 and 11 respectively. Brayelin Martinez scored 20 and Pamela Soriano, 15for the  Dominican Republic..

Puerto Rico 3, Costa Rica 0

Puerto Rico grabbed its second win in Pool B by easily defeating Costa Rica in straight sets (25-9, 25-5, 25-11). In the match that lasted just 61 minutes, Daly Santana and Pilar Victoria were the top scorers for the winners with 17 and 11 points respectively.

Cuba 3, Chile 0

Cuba beat Chile in consecutive frames (25-20, 25-20, 25-22) to triumph for a second time in Pool B. Despite their failures in their serves, the winners  scored  10 aces and totalled eight blocks against the weaker Costa Rica. Cuban Sulian Matienzo was the top scorer with 16 points, supported by Yaremis Mendaro, who had 14. Catalina Melo was the best Costa Rican player with 11 points.

 


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