FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Poland overcome the Dominican Republic for seventh position


Elizabeth Martinez from Dominican Republic spikes past Poland's blockers

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 4, 2013 - Poland ended their FIVB Girls' Youth World Championship campaign in seventh position beating the Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-11, 19, 25, 25-16, 25-14)  at Chatchai Hall.

Poland worked on improving all the errors made in previous matches and played a wonderful game to gain seventh position in the tournament, three places behind the fourth place finish they attained in Turkey 2011. The Dominican Republic finished in eighth position.

Poland's attackers Malwina Smarzek and Malgorzata Smieszek were the key factor behind the victory with their steady performance throughout the match. Smarzek was the match scorer with 17 points all from killing hits, while Smieszek had a tally of 16 points including two blocks and three ace services.

The Dominican Republic’s opposite Galia Gonzalez led her team scorers by 14 points, while Elizabeth Martinez scored only 8 points


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