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Top eight settled for FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship Peru 2011

 
Belgium's Valerie El Houssine saves a point as her side earns a spot in the top eight on the final day of the first round after a 3-1 victory over Poland
 

Lima, Peru, July 24, 2011 – The FIVB Volleyball Women’s Junior World Championship Peru 2011 first round concluded Sunday with matches in Lima and Trujillo deciding the final two slots into the top eight second round pools that are set for July 26-28. Italy and Belgium earned the final two spots into the top eight as Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Peru, Slovakia and United States all guaranteed positions following Saturday’s matches.

In Pool A in Trujillo, host Peru (3-0, 9 points) captured the top spot by defeating Slovakia (2-1, 6 points) 25-21, 25-22, 25-20 in a battle of two undefeated teams. Tunisia (1-2, 3 points) earned their first-ever win in the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship with a 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 17-15 victory over continental rival Egypt, which was also seeking their first-ever win in the tournament. The match also was the highest scoring affair of the tournament with 220 total points scored.

In Pool B in Lima, Italy (2-1, 6 points) blanked Serbia (1-2, 3 points) 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 in a battle of teams needing a victory to advance to the top eight second round. Meanwhile, Brazil (3-0, 9 points) remained undefeated with a 25-13, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Cuba (0-3, 0 points).

In Pool C at Trujillo, United States (3-0, 9 points) defeated Korea (1-2, 2 points) 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 to go undefeated in the first round. Belgium (2-1, 6 points) claimed the group’s final spot into the top eight with a 20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16 come-from-behind win over Poland (0-3, 1 point), which needed a win and United States win over Korea to reach the final round.

In Pool D at Lima, China (3-0, 9 points) defeated Dominican Republic (2-1, 6 points) 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 to finish atop the group without a loss. In the concluding first-round match in Lima, Russia (1-2, 3 points) won their first match of the tournament with a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 victory over Japan (0-3, 0 points).

Live scoring, results, news and photos on FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship Peru 2011

Italy 3, Serbia 0
Italy obtained an important victory to enter the top eight bracket of the tournament following a 25-14, 25-15, 25-20 win over Serbia in the first match of the day in Lima. Italy end Pool B with a 2-1 record and six points, while Serbia ended with a 1-2 record and 3 points. Serbia will play for the 9-16 classification.

The top scorers of the match for Italy were Valentina Diouf with 17 points, next to Caterina Bosetti with 14 points and Chiara Scarabelli with 13 points. The top scorers for Serbia were Ana Bjelica with 11 points, next to Jovana Stevanovic with six points. Italy out-blocked Serbia 9-4 and benefited from 20 errors by Serbia.

“It was a very important match and we played very focused," Italy captain Chiara Scarabelli said. "If we keep playing this way, we have a lot of expectations about this tournament.”

Belgium 3, Poland 1
The two top scorers in Trujillo, Belgium’s Lise Van Hecke and Poland’s Zuzanna Czyznielewska, played against each other. Lise Van Hecke finished with more points, 40 to 27, helping Belgium (2-1, 6 points) to a 20-20, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16 victory over Poland (0-3, 1 point) in a Pool C to assure qualification into the top eight.

Van Hecke scored 42 percent of her team’s 96 points as Sarah Coppens added 14. Poland received points from all players except their libero in a balanced offense outside Czyznielewska.

"I’m very proud of my team, they are an united team, healthy team, a strong team and they gave their best on the blocks and the spiking," Belgium coach Julien Van De Vyver said.

Peru 3, Slovakia 0
Peru thrilled the enthusiastic crowd of 6,000 at the Gran Chimu Coliseum by defeating Slovakia 3-0 (25-21, 25-22, 25-20) in a Pool A matchup in front of the home fans in Trujillo.

Peru’s Clarivett Yllescas totaled a match-high 16 points, while Brenda Uribe added 11 points and Raffaella Camet totaled 10 points. Nikola Radosova led Slovakia with 12 points, including four aces. However, Peru held a 12-8 advantage in aces as both Uribe and Yllescas served four winners.

“Three matches in a row, obviously we are very happy,” Peru coach Natalia Malaga said. “We trained really hard to get where we are now: among the top eight. The Peruvian crowd for us is like another player on the court.” In regards to Pool E, she added  “I think that USA might be the greatest challenge.”

United States 3, Korea 0
United States (3-0, 9 points), which has never medal in the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship with a best finish of fourth place in 2007, blanked Korea (1-2, 2 points) 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 in 76 minutes to go undefeated in Pool C’s first round played at Trujillo and pick up momentum into the transfer day to the second round.

Haley Eckerman paced the Americans with 16 points, while Kelly Reeves added 14 points. The United States, ranked second in the FIVB youth and junior world rankings, held a 10-2 block advantage and 10-7 margin in aces during the match. Korea was led by Eun-Ji Choi’s 11 points, while Ji-Soo Kim contributed nine points.

“We prepared very well knowing that Korea was such a strong team,” United States coach Robert Browning said. “The pool in which we were placed in was quite a difficult one. We are lucky to finish in first place.”

China 3, Dominican Republic 0
In a battle of undefeated teams searching for the top spot out of Pool D, China (3-0, 9 points) beat Dominican Republic (2-1, 6 points) 25-23, 25-21, 25-23 on the final day of the first round.

Qi Wang led China with 17 points and Zhou Yang added 15 points. Teammate Yanchi Pi contributed 13 points. Dominican Republic was led by Elizabeth Martinez’s 13 points, while Candida Arias had five blocks as part of a 12-point effort. Dominican Republic held a 9-6 advantage in blocks, but China produced a 50-39 advantage in spikes.

“The victory was very difficult, but we deserved it,” Yang Zhou said.

Brazil 3, Cuba 0
Brazil (3-0, 9 points) claimed a 25-13, 25-15, 25-21 victory over Cuba (0-3, 0 points) to conclude Pool B undefeated in Lima.

The top scorers of Brazil were Samara Almeida and Gabriela Souza with 14 points each; while Sthefanie Paulino and Marjorie Correa scored eight points each. The top scorer of Cuba was Sulian Matienzo with 12 points, next to Regla Gracia González with 11 points. Brazil held a 14-3 margin in blocks while Cuba also committed 24 errors to stop momentum.

"Winning the first place in this difficult pool is really important for us. Our goal is to get into the top four teams of this championship,” Brazil coach Luizomar de Moura said.

Russia 3, Japan 0
The final first round match of the FIVB Volleyball Women´s Junior World Championship Peru 2011 ended with the first Russian victory - a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 Pool D score over Japan in Lima.

The top scorer for Russia was Natalia Malykh with 12 points and teammates Yana Manzyuk and Valeriya Safonova with 11 points each. For Japan, the top scorer was Azusa Futami with 12 points, next to Mirei Sasaki with 11 points. Russia held a commanding 23-3 block advantage over their smaller opponent as Safonova compiled seven blocks and six different Russians had at least one block.

“I am happy because of the victory,” Russia captain Alina Yaroshik said. “It is a pity that we could not be on top four."

Tunisia 3, Egypt 2
Tunisia (1-2, 2 points) defeated their continental rival Egypt (0-3, 1 point) in a thrilling five-set match (26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 17-15) in a Pool A matchup. Both teams were seeking their first-ever win at the FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship level.

Ghalia Ouderni and Feriel Dridi held matching 19 points for Tunisia, while teammate Maroua Boughanmi added 17 points. Egypt was led by Yasmin Hussein’s match-high 22 points, while Aya Elshamy added 13 points. Egypt held a 16-9 advantage in aces and outscored Tunisia 111-109 in the highest scoring match of the tournament.

“I think that both teams have the same level, we were nervous at the beginning,” Tunisia coach Slim Ben Kaid said. "We tried to stay the longest in the match and our players and I had good luck.”

Highest Scorer by Day
Day 1: 22 points by Zhou Yang (China) in 3-1 win over Russia, Aleksandra Sikorska (Poland) in 3-2 loss to Korea and Gabriela Souza (Brazil) in 3-1 win over Italy
Day 2: 37 points by Lise Van Hecke (Belgium) in 3-1 win over Korea
Day 3: 40 points by Lise Van Hecke (Belgium) in 3-1 win over Poland

Top 5 Scoring Performances
40 – Lise Van Hecke (Belgium) in 3-1 win over Poland on July 24
37 – Lise Van Hecke (Belgium) in 3-1 win over Korea on July 23
27 – Zuzanna Czyznielewska (Poland) in 3-1 loss to Belgium on July 24
26 – Zhou Yang (China) in 3-1 win over Japan on July 23
22 – Zhou Yang (China) in 3-1 win over Russia on July 22
22 – Aleksandra Sikorska (Poland) in 3-2 loss to Korea on July 22
22 – Gabriela Souza (Brazil) in 3-1 win over Italy on July 22
22 – Elizabeth Martinez (Dominican Republic) in 3-1 win over Russia on July 23
22 – Yasmin Hussein (Egypt) in 3-2 loss to Tunisia on July 24

Highest Set Score
29-27 (USA versus Poland) in first round played on July 23 in Trujillo
27-25 (China versus Russia) in first round played on July 22 in Lima
26-24 (Belgium versus Poland) in first round played on July 24 in Trujillo

Highest Scoring Matches
220 – Tunisia def. Egypt 26-24, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 17-15 in first round on July 24 in Trujillo
213 – Korea def. Poland 22-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 15-10 in first round on July 22 in Trujillo
182 – Belgium def. Poland 20-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16 in first round on July 24 in Trujillo
180 – United States def. Poland 25-19, 16-25, 29-27, 25-14 in first round on July 23 in Trujillo
177 – Brazil def. Italy 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 in first round on July 22 in Lima
177 – Brazil def. Serbia 23-25, 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 in first round on July 23 in Lima
177 – China def. Japan 25-18, 17-25, 25-23, 25-19 in first round on July 23 in Lima
177 – Dominican Republic def. Russia 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 in first round on July 23 in Lima

Preliminary round

 

No Pool Date GMT
Time
Teams Live Score
Result
City Description Press
Conference
Stats Photos
1 A 22/07 14:30 SVK-TUN 3-0 Trujillo View View View View
2 D 22/07 14:30 JPN-DOM 1-3 Lima View View View View
3 C 22/07 16:30 POL-KOR 2-3 Trujillo View View View View
4 D 22/07 16:30 RUS-CHN 0-3 Lima View View View View
5 B 22/07 21:15 BRA-ITA 3-1 Lima View View View View
6 C 22/07 22:00 USA-BEL 3-0 Trujillo View View View View
7 B 22/07 23:15 SRB-CUB 3-1 Lima View View View View
8 A 23/07 01:15 PER-EGY 3-0 Trujillo View View View View
9 C 23/07 14:30 BEL-KOR 3-1 Trujillo View View View View
10 D 23/07 14:30 DOM-RUS 3-1 Lima View View View View
11 A 23/07 16:30 EGY-SVK 0-3 Trujillo View View View View
12 B 23/07 16:30 ITA-CUB 3-0 Lima View View View View
13 C 23/07 21:30 USA-POL 3-1 Trujillo View View View View
14 D 23/07 22:15 JPN-CHN 1-3 Lima View View View View
15 A 24/07 00:15 PER-TUN 3-0 Trujillo View View View View
16 B 24/07 00:15 BRA-SRB 3-1 Lima View View View View
17 B 24/07 14:30 SRB-ITA 0-3 Lima View View View View
18 C 24/07 14:30 POL-BEL 1-3 Trujillo View View View View
19 A 24/07 16:30 TUN-EGY 3-2 Trujillo View View View View
20 B 24/07 16:30 CUB-BRA 0-3 Lima View View View View
21 C 24/07 20:30 KOR-USA 0-3 Trujillo View View View View
22 D 24/07 21:15 CHN-DOM 3-0 Lima View View View View
23 A 24/07 23:15 PER-SVK 3-0 Trujillo View View View View
24 D 24/07 23:15 RUS-JPN 3-0 Lima 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 PER Peru 9 3 3   3           9   MAX 225 142 1.585
2 SVK Slovakia 6 3 2 1 2         1 6 3 2.000 213 154 1.383
3 TUN Tunisia 2 3 1 2     1     2 3 8 0.375 176 261 0.674
4 EGY Egypt 1 3   3       1   2 2 9 0.222 202 259 0.780

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 BRA Brazil 9 3 3   1 2         9 2 4.500 271 207 1.309
2 ITA Italy 6 3 2 1 2       1   7 3 2.333 230 199 1.156
3 SRB Serbia 3 3 1 2   1     1 1 4 7 0.571 226 247 0.915
4 CUB Cuba   3   3         1 2 1 9 0.111 175 249 0.703

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 3 3   2 1         9 1 9.000 245 200 1.225
2 BEL Belgium 6 3 2 1   2       1 6 5 1.200 244 241 1.012
3 KOR Korea 2 3 1 2     1   1 1 4 8 0.500 251 270 0.930
4 POL Poland 1 3   3       1 2   4 9 0.444 273 302 0.904

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 CHN China 9 3 3   2 1         9 1 9.000 244 215 1.135
2 DOM Dominican Republic 6 3 2 1   2       1 6 5 1.200 254 241 1.054
3 RUS Russia 3 3 1 2 1       1 1 4 6 0.667 223 233 0.957
4 JPN Japan   3   3         2 1 2 9 0.222 230 262 0.878

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