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China and Brazil confirm their supremacy at Women’s U20 World Champs

 
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Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2013 – After three competition days at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic, world No. 1 and 2 China and Brazil keep a clean sheet. Both teams continued their winning streak on Sunday with another straight-set win. The Dominican Republic, Chinese Taipei and Russia remain unbeaten as well.

 

In Pool A, the Dominican Republic beat Peru in a thrilling five-setter while Chinese Taipei proved too strong for Puerto Rico (3-1).

 

In an All-Asian duel, world No. 1 China stormed to an undisputed 3-0 triumph over Japan. In the second match of Pool B, Colombia outclassed Thailand 25-14, 25-17, 25-21 to clinch their first win at Women’s U20 World Champs in Brno.

 

After their straight-set win versus USA, Brazil eased past Mexico in Sunday’s first Pool C match. Bulgaria reduced their errors in the third set to come back courageously against Russia in the second match. However, the tall Russian athletes proved their mental power at the end of the fourth set to end the match 3-1 in their favour.

 

In Pool D, Algeria booked their first win at FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs by overpowering Nigeria 3-2, before Italy overcame Egypt in an entertaining match 3-0.

 

Pool A

 

Chinese Taipei v Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 27-29, 25-19)
A rollercoaster match opened the third competition day of Women’s U20 World Championship at Kajot arena, where Chinese Taipei won the match against Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-23, 25-16, 27-29, 25-19) to consolidate their standings in Pool A with a second win.

Chinese Taipei captain Wu Wei-Hua: Our opponents played well, but our greatest weapons are teamwork and fighting spirit. We won again, so we are very happy.

 

Peru v The Dominican Republic 2-3 (25-18, 28-30, 25-22, 14-25, 8-15).

Peru’s fans who watched the match against Dominican Republic live on their national TV had a great disappointment on Sunday when their team failed to win the match against Dominican Republic, which showed an increasing bravery in a thrilling 2-3 challenge (25-18, 28-30, 25-22, 14-25, 8-15).

In the tiebreak, Dominican Republic continued their match domination. When it was time to swap the courts, the Caribbean were ahead 8-5 and left no chances to Peru, closing the crucial set 15-8. The provisional standings in Pool A sees a 5-point trio, all square: Dominican Republic, Chinese Taipei and Peru, but with Peru having played one match more.

Dominican Republic coach Roberto Rocha Wagner: It was a very tough game. We may have lost a point in the standings, but the important thing for us is that we won the match.

 


Pool B

 

Japan v China 0-3 (20-25, 18-25, 22-25)

The all-Asian match on Sunday at Kajot arena was the World Championship’s second win for China, despite all the efforts of Japan (0-3: 20-25, 18-25, 22-25). These two teams now lead together the provisional standings of Pool B, on a resting day for the pool's third protagonist, Serbia.
China showed much more experience and determination to win the match, especially with Zhu Ting who achieved to score 24 points in only 3 sets, with 4 blocks, 1 ace and a 19/37 kills in attack.
China coach Jiande Xu: In this game, we were clearly better. The biggest differences I have seen were our technique and physical condition.

 

Colombia v Thailand 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-21)
Brno, Czech Republic, June 23, 2013 – Colombia beat Thailand 3-0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-21) in a crucial match for Pool B standings, since both teams had no victories till today. The team coached by Brazilian Mauro Marasciulo was much strong in attack than Thailand for all the game, having an easiest work at the net since their middle blockers were particularly focused on Thailand captain Kuttika Kaewpin, the most dangerous attacker of her squad. For 13 times the Colombian hands blocked Thailand’s efforts and that was of course a key factor for the first epic win of Colombia, back to a World Championship after many years.
Andrea Estrada, the captain of Columbia, was happy in the mixed zone: We are so glad for our first win. We are now better in passing; we worked on it hard in our training.

 

 

Pool C

 

Brazil v Mexico 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-15)

World No. 2 Brazil landed their second straight-set win at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship by defeating Mexico 25-23, 25-16, 25-15. The South Americans started slowly, but geared up their engines at the end of the first set and never looked back.
Brazil improve their win-loss ratio to 2-0 while Mexico drop to 1-2. Best scorers of the match were Gabriela for Brazil (21) and Alejandra Isiordia for Mexico (16).
Brazil coach Luizomar De Moura: We began with some troubles today. We are not used to play that early. Our level during the first set was not perfect but then we concentrated more and played with more determination. Although we won the last two sets in style, Mexico was a strong opponent and there will be no easy contenders.

 

Russia v Bulgaria 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23)

After their five-set thriller Friday versus Mexico and a day off on Saturday, Russia rolled over Bulgaria 3-1 on Sunday for their second victory at the 2013 Women’s U20 World Champs.

Kseniia Ilchenko scored 18 points to lead the Russia women to the 25-20, 25-19, 22-25 and 25-23 win in 104 minutes. Russia powerhouse had 10 blocks and 4 ace serves, against 14 and 7 of Bulgaria, but Bulgaria were merely defeated by themselves as they made 30 errors.
Russia coach Svetlana Safronova: During two sets, my team showed high-level volleyball. Then my players were afraid of winning and started committing too many mistakes. Bulgaria were a strong opponent, had good defence and improved gradually during the match.

 

 


Pool D

 

Algeria v Nigeria 3-2 (24-26, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 15-7)

Two sets down, Algeria bounced back heroically to overpower Nigeria in Sunday’s All-African duel of Pool D. Despite of their solid start, Nigeria could not pull clear. However, both teams booked their first points at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic.

Nigeria’s Mercy Promise topped the scorers with a tournament high of 25 points while Merwa Dallal Achour scored 16 points for the winners.

Algeria coach Saidani Aimed Eddine: The Nigerian team surprised us in the first two sets. They were very motivated and strong but after that, my team changed the approach. My players started to listen to my tactics and it worked.

 

Italy v Egypt 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-16) 

Titleholder Italy rallied past Egypt 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 on Sunday to book their first win at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. The African champions made their best to resist but could not cope with the athletically and technically skills of their opponents.

Italy’s middle blocker Laura Melandri topped the scorers with 13 points, seven spikes and six block kills. Best scorers for Egypt were Kenzie Assem and Aya Elshamy with eight points each.

Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: It was an important victory but it was not a good game for us. I am not satisfied with the performance of our spikers. They made many mistakes and Egypt blocked them very well. Next time we have to be able to change tactics during the game.

 

 

Results

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

17

A

23/06

12:30

10:30

TPE-PUR

3-1

Brno

View

View

View

View

18

C

23/06

12:45

10:45

MEX-BRA

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

19

B

23/06

15:00

13:00

JPN-CHN

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

20

D

23/06

15:00

13:00

ALG-NGR

3-2

Brno

View

View

View

View

21

C

23/06

17:30

15:15

RUS-BUL

3-1

Brno

View

View

View

View

22

A

23/06

17:30

15:30

PER-DOM

2-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

23

D

23/06

19:50

17:30

EGY-ITA

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

24

B

23/06

20:30

18:00

THA-COL

0-3

Brno

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

DOM

Dominican Republic

5

2

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

6

2

3.000

185

155

1.194

2

TPE

Chinese Taipei

5

2

2

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

6

3

2.000

215

197

1.091

3

PER

Peru

5

3

1

2

 

1

 

2

 

 

7

7

1.000

309

309

1.000

4

CZE

Czech Republic

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

3

4

0.750

152

154

0.987

5

PUR

Puerto Rico

 

3

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

3

9

0.333

252

298

0.846



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

CHN

China

6

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

MAX

150

116

1.293

2

JPN

Japan

6

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

1

6

4

1.500

228

206

1.107

3

SRB

Serbia

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

1.000

131

128

1.023

4

COL

Colombia

3

3

1

2

1

 

 

 

 

2

3

6

0.500

179

202

0.886

5

THA

Thailand

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

132

168

0.786



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

BRA

Brazil

6

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

MAX

150

111

1.351

2

RUS

Russia

5

2

2

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

6

3

2.000

210

189

1.111

3

BUL

Bulgaria

4

3

1

2

1

 

 

1

1

 

6

6

1.000

261

250

1.044

4

MEX

Mexico

3

3

1

2

 

 

1

1

 

1

5

8

0.625

259

287

0.902

5

USA

USA

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

6

 

107

150

0.713



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

EGY

Egypt

6

3

2

1

2

1

6

3

2.000

206

170

1.212

2

TUR

Turkey

5

2

2

1

1

6

2

3.000

185

137

1.350

3

ITA

Italy

4

2

1

1

1

1

5

3

1.667

179

166

1.078

4

ALG

Algeria

2

2

1

1

1

1

3

5

0.600

165

167

0.988

5

NGR

Nigeria

1

3

3

1

2

2

9

0.222

163

258

0.632

 

 

2013 Women’s Under 20 World Championship Performances

 

Top Scoring Performances

30 – Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
26 – Samantha Bricio of Mexico v Bulgaria (June 22)
25 – Angela Leyva of Peru v Chinese Taipei (June 21)
25 – Mercy Promise of Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)
24 – Ting Zhu of China v Japan (June 23)
23 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
22 – I-Mei Hsu of Chinese Taipei v Peru (June 21)
22 – Pilar Marie Victoria of Puerto Rico v Peru (June 22)
21 – Mira Todorova of Bulgaria v Mexico (June 22)
21 – Gabriela Guimaraes of Brazil v Mexico (June 23)

Top Blocking Performances
8 - Valquiria Dullius of Brazil v Mexico (June 23)
7 – Lucie Herbockova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
7 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
7 – Mira Todorova of Bulgaria v Russia (June 23)
6 – Doosuur Atule of Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)
6 - Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
6 – Danna Escobar of Dominican Republic v Thailand (June 23)
6 – Melissa Rangel of Dominican Republic v Thailand (June 23)
6 – Laura Melandri of Italy v Egypt (June 23)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
22 – Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
17 - Puerto Rico v Peru (June 22)
16 – Brazil v Mexico (June 23)
15 – Puerto Rico v Chinese Taipei (June 23)
14 – Bulgaria v Mexico (June 22)
14 – Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)
14 – Bulgaria v Russia (June 23)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Michaela Mlejnkova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
5 – Elena Perinelli of Italy v Turkey (June 22)
4 – I-Mei Hsu of Chinese Taipei v Peru (June 21)
4 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)
4 – Aya Elshamy of Egypt v Nigeria (June 22)

Top Serving Performances by Team
14 – Egypt v Nigeria (June 22)
13 - Italy v Turkey (June 22)
11 – Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
10 – Egypt v Algeria (June 21)
10 – Bulgaria v USA (June 21)
10 – Turkey v Italy (June 22)

Highest Scorers by day
30 – Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
26 – Samantha Bricio of Mexico v Bulgaria (June 22)
25 - Angela Leyva of Peru v Chinese Taipei (June 21)
25 – Mercy Promise of Nigeria v Algeria (June 23)

Highest Set Score
Pool A: Dominican Republic v Peru 30-28 (June 23)
Pool C: Mexico v Russia, 26-24
Pool D: Italy v Turkey 26-24; Algeria v Nigeria 24-26

Highest Scoring Matches
Pool A: Peru v Chinese Taipei 2-3 (25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 24-26, 16-18) – 223 points
Pool C: Italy v Turkey 2-3 (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 26-24, 9-15) – 214 points



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