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China, Dominican Republic and USA sport perfect records

Candida Arias of Dominican Republic spikes through the blocking attempt of Turkey team on Sunday at Baja California High Performance Center in Tijuana, Mexico
Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico, October 6, 2013 – Dominican Republic in Pool A and United States and China in Pool B all have perfect win-loss records and the maximum possible points after two days of action at the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship.

At the High Performance Center in Tijuana, Dominican Republic registered their second straight- set victory in defeating Turkey 25-18, 25-16, 25-21, while in Mexicali the United States downed Cuba 25-20, 25-19, 25-21 and China capped the night with a 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over Brazil.

Jeoselyna Rodriguez recorded seven aces among her team-leading 15 points for the Dominican Republic.

“We added three more valuable points to our tally and definitely the good aggressive serves carried us today,” Dominican Republic’s Marcos Kwiek said.

The captain Gina Mancuso tallied 15 points to top the scoring charts of the United States.

“It started at the service line,” USA’s Karch Kiraky stated. “Our main expectation is to improve every day, to a better team and a better coach.”

Zhang Xiayoa was the main offensive force of China with 19 points, followed by Liu Yanhan with 16 and Wang Qi with 11.

“It was a learning experience for our team,” China’s Xu Jiande. “Brazil is a very strong team with a lot of tradition.”

In other matches in Tijuana, Japan handed Italy a second consecutive defeat in five sets 21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-12 and Argentina defeated Mexico 26-24, 25-21, 25-21. In the other contest in Mexicali, Germany crushed Kenya 25-9, 25-15, 25-10.

Monday’s schedule features the following matches:

Pool A: Argentina v Turkey, Japan v Dominican Republic and Mexico v Italy. Pool B: Kenya v Brazil, United States v Germany and Cuba v China.

Pool A: Dominican Republic 2-0 (6), Japan 2-0 (5), Argentina 1-1 (3), Turkey 1-1 (2), Italy 0-2 (2) and Mexico 0-2 (0). Pool B: United States 2-0 (6), China 2-0 (6), Germany 1-1 (3), Brazil 1-1 (3), Cuba 0-2 (0), Kenya 0-2 (0).

Top Scorer by Day
28- Valentina Douf of Italy v Turkey (Oct. 5)
31- Valentina Diouf of Italy v Japan (Oct. 6)

Top Scoring Performances
31- Valentina Diouf of Italy v Japan (Oct. 6)
28- Valentina Diouf of Italy v Turkey (Oct. 5)
23- Ceren Kestinregoz of Turkey v Italy (Oct. 5)
23- Ellen Braga of Brazil v Cuba (Oct. 5)
21- Sarina Koga of Japan v Italy (Oct. 6)
20- Yang Zhou of China v Germany (Oct. 5)

Top Blocking Performances
8- Francynne Jacintho of Brazil v Cuba (Oct. 5)
7- Raphaela Folie of Italy v Japan (Oct. 6)
6- Mara Leao of Brazil v China (Oct. 6)
5- Several players

Top Serving Performances
7- Jeoselyna Rodriguez of Dominican Republic v Turkey (Oct. 6)
5- Hayley Hodson of United States v Kenya (Oct. 5)
4- Laura Partenio of Italy v Turkey (Oct. 5)
4- Jeoselyna Rodriguez of Dominican Republic v Argentina (Oct. 5)

Top Team-Blocking Performances
20- Italy v Japan (Oct. 6)
17- Brazil v Cuba (Oct. 5)
15- Japan v Italy (Oct. 6)
15- Dominican Republic v Turkey (Oct. 6)
14- Turkey v Italy (Oct. 5)

Top Team-Serving Performances
11- United States v Kenya (Oct. 5)
10- Turkey v Italy (Oct. 5)
10- Italy v Turkey (Oct. 5)

Highest Scoring Sets
31-29 Italy v Turkey (1st Set) Oct. 5
28-26 Brazil v Cuba (1st Set) Oct. 5
27-25 Cuba v Brazil (2nd Set) Oct 5

Highest Scoring Matches
230- Turkey d Italy 3-2 (29-31, 16-25, 26-24, 25-22, 17-15) Oct. 5
204- Japan d Italy 3-2 (21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 25-16, 15-12) Oct. 6

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