FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Italy to play for 5-8 positions


Italy's Laura Partenio scored 14 points to lead the winning attack against Argentina on Wednesday

Tijuana, Mexico, October 9, 2013 – Italy downed Argentina in straight sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-17) on Wednesday afternoon at Baja California High Performance Center and will play for the 5-8 positions of the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship Open.

It was a dominating performance by the Italian side that held advantages of 14-3 and 8-1 in blocks and aces respectively. Raphaela Folie and Cristina Chirichella finished with five and four blocks.

Folie and Laura Partenio shared the lead of the winning attack with 14 points apiece while Alessia Gennari and Chirichella added 11 and 10. Argentina’s Micaela Fabiani finished with nine points.

Italy won the first set after leading 8-6 and 16-10 at the time-outs. The Italians relied on their consistent blocking game to neutralize a battling Argentinean side and ended up winning the first set 25-18.

The attacks by Alessia Gennari helped Italy to reach the first TTO leading 8-7. They arrived to the second stop leading 16-11 behind block and attack by Cristina Chirichella. The set closed at 25-19.

Italy scored three consecutive points –two by Raphaela Folie- to take an 8-7 advantage in the third set and never stopped. They won the set 25-17.

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