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Girls' U18 World Championship second round teams confirmed

 
Japan team celebrating the qualification to the round of 16 as leader for the Pool B

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 30, 2013 – Asian giants Japan and China as well as Greece (all from Pool B) and Egypt (Pool A) completed the teams who will participate in the second round (Round of 16) of the FIVB Girls' Youth World Championship following the end of the preliminary round matches in the four pools at both Chatchai and Lipatapanlop halls in Nakhon Ratshasima on Tuesday.

Twelve other teams had already confirmed second round qualification early on Monday, as Serbia, Thailand, Puerto Rico (Pool A), Poland (Pool B), USA, Brazil, Slovenia, Dominican Republic (Pool C), Turkey, Peru, Italy and Chinese Taipei (Pool D) made their dreams a reality one day before the end of the first round.

After a rest day for the whole competition teams on Wednesday, the competition will be resumed on Thursday with 8 matches in the round of 16 where the winner of these encounter qualify for the quarterfinal for 1 to 8 positions, while losers compete for the play off 9 to 16 position.

A ground breaking clash between World No. 2 Brazil and No. 3 Italy highlight the quarters' fixture on Thursday, which feature also a classic Asian clash between host Thailand and the World Ranking leaders China.

 Other matches are defending Champions Turkey v Dominican Republic, Japan v Egypt, Poland v Puerto Rico, Serbia v Greece, USA v Chinese Taipei, and Peru v Slovenia.

 Beside the round of 16, Thursday's programme include also 2 matches for the 17 to 20 positions which will be held in a round robin format between the teams finishing at the last position in their pools as Tunisia meet Mexico and Argentina face Algeria.

 Among the whole competition teams, Serbia kept the record of being the only team who achieve the clean sheet in four matches achieving 4-0, beside being the only team who didn't drop a set till now.

Pool A

Serbia make full record with fourth victory against mighty Puerto Rico
 
 World No. 7 Serbia became the only team FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship to capture 4 consecutive victories following  their win against fighting Puerto Rico team 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-23) at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Tuesday.

 Serbia became 4-0 to finish in the first position of Pool A, while Puerto Rico dropped to 2-2.Tijana Boskovi led the Serbian scorers with 20 impressive points making over 3 ace services and 2 blocks. Puerto Rico's Paola Rojas led her team scorers with 9 points.

Home motivated Thai fly past Tunisia
 
Hosts Thailand were highly motivated by the home crowd to clinch a straight sets victory (25-22, 25-20, 25-12) against Tunisia in their last match of Pool A at FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship held in Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Tuesday.

 The victory put the winners in the second position of the pool with a win- loss ratio of 3-1, following the pool leaders Serbia, while Tunisia dropped to 0-4 to finish at the bottom of the pool and play for 17 to 20 positions.

 With their quick attacks and multiple combinations by the net, Thailand players led the match from the start specially that the Tunisian coach didn't field the captain Emna Khalifa during the whole match. Jiraporn Chaymon led Thai scorers with 13 points from her sharp hits. Again Jihen Mohamed was the best scorer from the loser side with 8 points.

Pool B

Fired-up Japan power past Greece with come-from-behind victory to top Pool B
 
Talented Japan lived up to the crowds’ expectation as the Asian champions recovered from the first-set down to brush off gallant Greece in thrilling four sets 22-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21 in their final Pool B clash at the Liptapanlop Hall.

Star spikers Olga Strantzali and the 196cm-tall Anthi Vasilantonaki were the Greece’s forces to help their team win the opening set 25-22. Greece led initially 12-6, thanks to their scintillating blocks and aggressive attacks by Strantzali. The superb duo of Ioanna Gkountimenko and Lamprini Konstantinidou produced solid blockings to win the last two points for Greece in this match.

Kaori Mabashi led Japan with 17 points, 14 of them from deadly attacks, while Anthi Vasilantonaki topscored Greece with 24 points. She shared 14 points with Olga Strantzali in the spiking skill, but Vasilantonaki led the blocking and serving skills with five points apiece.

With the success, Japan collected eight points from three wins against one loss to be sure of topping Pool B.

China stamp their class by thrashing Argentina in straight sets
 
World No.1 and former three-time world champions China, proved their class above Argentina to send the world No.13 packing in comfortable three sets 25-21 25-13 25-18 in their last Pool B encounter at the Liptapanlop Hall.

China, silver medalists at the previous world meet in Turkey two years ago, badly needed a crucial win over Argentina to make sure the mission of making the cut for the last 16 teams can still be within their reach.

Pool C

Dominican Republic see off Slovenia in a thrilling game
 
 World No. 8 Dominican Republic came back from set behind to achieve an exciting 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-23) win against No 33 Slovenia in Pool C of FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship at Chatchi Hall.

 Now Dominican improved their win- loss ratio at the end of the preliminary to 2-2, while Slovenia dropped to the same ratio 2-2 but Slovenia finished third of the pool ahead of Dominican who finished fourth by set quotient rule.

 Starting with a little disturbance in defence, Dominican team regained their motivated rhythm to win three successive sets due to the regular marvelous performance of the sisters Elizabeth and Natalia Martinez. The older Elizabeth was as usual the best performing player and coming out as the best scorer with 23 points including 3 stuff blocks, while the younger Natalia was the second scorer with 14 points. From the Slovenian side Sasa Zdovc was the best scorer with 11 points followed by Katja Mihalinec 8.

Happy birthday to Kenzei at USA fast win over Algeria
 
 World No. 5 USA celebrated twice at Chatchi Hall, first after their easy victory against No. 16 Algeria 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-7) in the competition fastest match till now lasting only 58 minutes in Pool C, and second for their Libero Kenzie Maloney's birthday on July 30th in 1997.

The victory improved the win- loss ratio of the winners to 3-1 to lead the pool ahead of Brazil who have the same ratio but with less set quotient, while winless Algeria dropped to 0-4 to finish 5th in the pool.

Hayley Hodson led her team scorers with 12 points including three ace services and 3 blocks equal to Danielle Cuttino, but the latter had impressive 5 dying blocks. From the Algerian side Yasmine Abderrahim led her team scorers with 45 points.

Pool D

European giants Italy prove a cut above Taipei

 World No.3 Italy ended their Pool D campaign in the Girls’ U18 World Championship on a high note following a scintillating one-sided 25-14 25-10 25-11 victory over underdogs Chinese Taipei at the Liptapanlop Hall on Tuesday.
 
Powerful Anna Nicoletti led Italy with 17 points. Anastasia Guerra led the 193cm-tall team-mate in the spiking skill with 14 points against Nicoletti’s 10, but Nicoletti produced a better form in serving skill to carry out four ace serves.

Mexico strain swansong to stun title-holders Turkey
 
World No.15 Mexico, the only team which have yet won a set in Pool D, caused a major sensation on their final match at the Liptapanlop Hall by pulling off a stunning straight-set 25-20 25-22 25-21 victory over reigning champions Turkey.

However, despite the remarkable success to collect three points from this match, it’s not enough for Mexico. The NORCECA team failed to make the cut for the last 16 teams, as they are assured of a fifth-place finish in Pool D and instead, they will be relegated to compete in the 17th-20th classification round. 

In this encounter, Fernanda Baguelos scored a match-high 14 points. She led in the spiking skill with 11 points plus three ace serves. Pelin Aroguz led Turkey with 12 points including nine from devastating attacks.

Turkey, which stunned Asian powerhouses China in the final showdown of the previous edition two years ago to capture the world’s crown for the first time in history, fielded many substitutions in this match against Mexico. Among them were Cansu Ozbay, Ayca Aykac, RidaErlalelitepe and Merve Tanyel.

 

Results Day 5

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

33

C

30/07

11:00

04:00

DOM-SLO

3-1

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

37

D

30/07

11:00

04:00

ITA-TPE

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

34

C

30/07

14:00

07:00

ALG-USA

0-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

38

D

30/07

14:00

07:00

MEX-TUR

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

35

A

30/07

16:00

09:00

SRB-PUR

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

39

B

30/07

16:00

09:00

GRE-JPN

1-3

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

36

A

30/07

18:00

11:00

THA-TUN

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

40

B

30/07

18:00

11:00

CHN-ARG

3-0

Nakhon Ratchasima

View

View

View

View

 

 

Standings

Pool A

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

SRB

Serbia

12

4

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

MAX

300

194

1.546

2

THA

Thailand

9

4

3

1

1

2

 

 

 

1

9

5

1.800

326

312

1.045

3

PUR

Puerto Rico

6

4

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

1

7

7

1.000

321

321

1.000

4

EGY

Egypt

3

4

1

3

1

 

 

 

1

2

4

9

0.444

269

301

0.894

5

TUN

Tunisia

 

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

1

3

1

12

0.083

237

325

0.729

 

Pool B

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

JPN

Japan

8

4

3

1

1

1

1

 

 

1

9

6

1.500

359

322

1.115

2

POL

Poland

7

4

3

1

 

1

2

 

 

1

9

8

1.125

373

375

0.995

3

CHN

China

7

4

2

2

1

1

 

1

1

 

9

7

1.286

371

318

1.167

4

GRE

Greece

4

4

1

3

1

 

 

1

2

 

7

9

0.778

321

364

0.882

5

ARG

Argentina

4

4

1

3

1

 

 

1

 

2

5

9

0.556

295

340

0.868

 

Pool C

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

USA

USA

9

4

3

1

3

 

 

 

1

 

10

3

3.333

310

241

1.286

2

BRA

Brazil

9

4

3

1

1

2

 

 

 

1

9

5

1.800

323

273

1.183

3

SLO

Slovemia

6

4

2

2

1

1

 

 

2

 

8

7

1.143

325

317

1.025

4

DOM

Dominican Republic

6

4

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

1

7

7

1.000

324

301

1.076

5

ALG

Algeria

 

4

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

12

 

150

300

0.500

 

Pool D

Rk

Code

Team

Points

Matches

Results Details

Sets

Points

Played

Won

Lost

3-0

3-1

3-2

2-3

1-3

0-3

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

TUR

Turkey

9

4

3

1

1

2

 

 

 

1

9

5

1.800

330

298

1.107

2

PER

Peru

7

4

3

1

1

 

2

 

1

 

10

7

1.429

381

355

1.073

3

ITA

Italy

7

4

2

2

2

 

 

1

1

 

9

6

1.500

342

283

1.208

4

TPE

Chinese Taipei

4

4

1

3

1

 

 

1

 

2

5

9

0.556

266

308

0.864

5

MEX

Mexico

3

4

1

3

1

 

 

 

 

3

3

9

0.333

213

288

0.740

 

2013 Girls'U18 World Championship Performances

 

Top Scoring Performances

36 – Mizuki Yanagita of Japan v China (July 26)

34 – Smarzek Malwina of Poland v Greece (July 26)

29 – Chaymon Jiraporn of Thailand v Egypt (July 26)

28 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

28 – Malwina Smarzek (Poland) v China (July 27)

25 – Anastasia Guerra (Italy) v Peru (July 27)

24 – Yuan Xinyue of China v Japan (July 26)

24 – Anithi Vasilantionaki (Greece) v Japan (July 30)

23 – Nicoletti Anna of Italy v Turkey (July 26)

23 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican Rep) v Slovenia (July 30)

 

Top Blocking Performances

6 – Youanyuan (China) v Poland (July 27)

6 – Arelya Karasoy (Turkey) v Peru (July 29)

5 – Andrea Urrutia (Peru) v Chinese Taipie (July 28)

5 – Ayelen Enrique (Argentina) v Poland (July 28)

5 – Simone Lee (USA) v Slovenia (July 27)

5 – Rosa Vaalente (Peru) v Italy (July 27)

5 – Nicoletti Anna of Turkey v Italy (July 26)

5 – Oliveira Thais of Brazil v Dominican Republic (July 26)

5 – Moskwa Kornelia of Poland v Greece (July 26)

5 – Hu Mingyuan of China v Japan (July 26)

5 – Gkountimenko Ioanna of Greece v Poland (July 26)

               

Top Serving Performances

8 – Anita Sobocan of Slovenia v USA (July 27)

6 – Elina Rodiguez of Argentina v Poland (July 28)

6 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

5 – Lorenne Geraldo of Brazil v Algeria (July 27)

5 – Sirine Bouraoui of Tunisia v Puerto Rico (July 27)

4 – Mihalinec Katja of Slovenia v Algeria (July 26)

4 – Sittisad Patcharaporn of Thaïland v Egypt. (July 26)

4 – Abdelghany Doaa of Egypt v Thailand (July 26)

4 – Karasoy Arelya of Turkey v Italy (July 26)

4 – Nicoletti Anna of Italy v Turkey (July 26)

 

Highest Scorers by day

34 – Smarzek Malwina of Poland v Greece (July 26)

28 – Malwina Smarzek (Poland) v China (July 27)

26 – Angela Leyva (Peru) v Chinese Taipei (July 28)

28 – Patcharaporn Sittisad of Thailand v Puerto Rico (July 29)

23 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican) v Slovenia (July 30)

 

Highest Set Score

Pool A: Thailand v Puerto Rico 30-28

Pool B: Argentina v Japan 34-32

Pool C: Brazil v Dominican Republic 33-31

Pool D: Italy v Peru 28-26

 

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