FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Mexico first victory comes against Bulgaria


Mexico jubilation after their first win, against Bulgaria

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – Vodova arena opened its court on Saturday for the second day of Womens’ U20 World Championship hosting Pool B match Bulgaria – Mexico. Mexico got their first victory in a 5-set match (25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 20-25, 11-15) with their star Samantha Bricio becoming the first athlete of the tournament to mark 26 points in a single match.

The former national team middleblocker Dimo Tonev, nowadays coach of Women’s Junior, changed his opposite player after the second set, switching Proletka Ivanova with Silvana Chausheva. That was a good move, but Mexico eventually had a very good fourth set.

The tie break was started by a really aggressive Mexico, for a 7-2 steady advantage: a gap which was impossible to solve for the Bulgarians. They tried at their utmost, spiking like hell, but Mexico fantastic start was enough to close the match with Bricio’s block (11-15) and get their first win here in Czech Republic.

 

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