FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Serbia close the World Championship with 7th position ahead of Dominican Republic


Serbia Tijana Boskovic attacking against Dominican Republic

Brno, Czech Republic, June 30, 2013 – Serbia ended their world championship campaign with a 7th place, followed by Dominican Republic in 8th position. Serbia dominated the match 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-21), with a team’s percentage of positive attack near 50%. Roberto Rocha Wagner’s team was not able to oppose an effective defense system to control the aggressiveness of Serbian play orchestrated by setter Sladjana Mirkovic, who turned to be also the best blocker of her team for this final match.

Dominican Republic used their most dangerous weapon, Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez, offering her the majority of the offensive ball. She managed to score 20 points, plus 1 block, but that wasn’t enough, especially in the one-way second set, to oppose the more balanced play of Serbia. The Caribbean team suffered as well in passing, with Serbia being able to score 11 aces till the end.

 

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