FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Korea win over Finland in four sets


Korea converted only eight points by block, however made less mistakes.

Mexicali, Mexico, July 6 2013 - Korea won against Finland in four sets (18-25, 25-20, 25-20, 26-24) and advanced to the match for ninth place that will be played at Mexicali State Auditorium on Sunday.

Han Sunjgeong scored 19 points for Korea while Captain Dong-Geun Jeong and Sangjun Park recorded 13 apiece. 


Hwang Kyungmin also was with the leading scorers of the Asian team with a total of 12 points. 


Sakari Makinen completed 17 points, while Karri Kutinlahti and Lauri Jylhä concluded with 11 apiece. 


The Finnish team led in blocks with 13 points in total against only 8 by Korea. The Europeans also looked more superior in service with five team aces (3 for Kutinlahti) against 2 by Korea.  


However Korea made less mistakes and on the last set that was so tight, and the difference was in the speed and spiking game. 


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