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The Dominican Republic conclude first round with fourth consecutive win

 
The Dominican Republic rolled over Puerto Rico in the Caribbean classic on Tuesday afternoon. The Caribbean finish the first round at Women's U20 World Champs with a perfect 4-0 record.
 
Brno, Czech Republic, June 25, 2013 – The Dominican Republic finish Round Robin play on a high note at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. The Caribbean overpowered Puerto Rico 3-1 to complete the first part of their U20 World Champs campaign with their fourth consecutive victory. Host Czech Republic swept past Chinese Taipei but could not improve their ranking as they finish fourth in Pool A. 

In Pool B, Serbia won their third match here in Brno by beating Thailand 3-0. On Wednesday, the Serbians will take on Chinese Taipei in the round of 16. In Tuesday’s second Pool B match, China rolled over Colombia to continue their winning streak at FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs. World No. 1 China is the only team of the tournament to keep a clean sheet, displaying a perfect 4-0 match and 12-0 set record.

Russia confirmed their power in Pool C with an unquestionable straight-set win versus the United States of America. The Europeans clinch the second spot in Pool C behind Brazil. The South Americans stormed to a straight-set win over Bulgaria to conclude their first round campaign at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs flawlessly (4-0).

Turkey continued their successful run at Women’s U20 World Champs with their fourth consecutive win as well. The Europeans eased past Algeria 3-0. Algeria drop to 1-3 but still advance to the second stage. In Tuesday’s last Pool D match of Round Robin play, Italy showed that they are still one of the main favourites at the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs as they swept past Nigeria 3-0. 

Pool A

Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico 3-1 (25-17, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20)
The Dominican Republic rolled over Puerto Rico in the Caribbean classic on Tuesday afternoon. Puerto Rico did their best to stop the strong Dominicans but could not prevent the team of coach Roberto Rocha Wagner to book their fourth consecutive triumph in Pool A. Best scorer of the match was once again Dominican Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez with 21 points. 
Dominican Republic captain Pamela Marie Soriano: We are very happy that we won, but I am not happy with our team's performance. We won the first two sets but at the same time, we were not concentrated enough to stop Puerto Rico. They fought, fought and never gave up. I missed the same spirit in my team.

Czech Republic v Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-22)
Pushed by 1950 thrilled fans, the Czech Republic ended their pool play by beating Chinese Taipei in straight sets 25-17, 25-13, 25-22. However, it was not good enough as the Asians stay third and the Czech Republic fourth in Pool A. In the third and last set, Chinese Taipei led 11-3 and 16-7 but could not pull clear. The Czechs bounced back heroically to book their second win at FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs in Brno, Czech Republic.
Czech Republic captain Lucie Herbockova: We are delighted, since yesterday’s match was not satisfying for our supporters. Again, many fans came to watch our match; we did not expect that today. We fought bravely and we finally were successful.

Pool B

Serbia v Thailand 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21)
Serbia won their third match here in Brno by beating Thailand 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21). While the Europeans dominated the first and second set, the match got much more excited in the third set with Thailand improving their game. Serbia coach Ratko Pavlicevic needed several timeouts to have serious talks with his athletes. It helped as Serbia rebounded with several remarkable block winners. 
Serbia coach Ratko Pavlicevic: Today it was all about winning and saving energy for Wednesday’s important game. This is what we did, so we are happy. It does not matter who we play against, as all teams at World Championship deserve a lot of respect.

China v Colombia 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-17)
Guided by the delicious setting of Xintong Chen, China beat Colombia 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-17) to confirm their leadership in Pool B. China is the only team of the Women’s U20 World Championship’s first phase with a 12-0 set record, since Brazil has lost one set against Russia. Ting Zhu scored 19 points to challenge Dominican Republic’s Elizabeth Martinez in the duel for the first rank in the best scorers’ ranking. 
Colombia coach Mauro Marasciulo: We thought of today's match as a good workout for tomorrow's Round of 16. Our group was very tough, though we are fourth in the group. Now we believe that we can win tomorrow against Dominican Republic.

Pool C

Brazil v Bulgaria 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 26-24)
World No. Brazil stormed to a 25-11, 25-11, 26-24 over Bulgaria to conclude their first round campaign at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs flawlessly (4-0). The young Bulgarians could not take advantage of their set ball in the third set when Brazil coach Luizomar de Moura gave several new players the chance to shine. Brazil’s Sara topped the scorers with 15 points while Silvana Chausheva scored 11 times for Bulgaria. Bulgaria committed 26 mistakes, Brazil only 11.
Brazil finish on top of Pool C with a 4-0 record while Bulgaria drop to 1-3, finishing third.
Brazil captain Rosamaria Montibeller: We started well the first two sets. In the third set, the Bulgarian spikers came back strongly. Finally, we managed to focus again.

Russia v USA 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-20)
Russia confirmed their second place in Pool C with an unquestionable straight-set win versus the United States of America. The Europeans displayed all their power and agility to roll over USA 25-18, 25-14, 25-20. Russia’s top scorer Irina Voronkova led her team with 21 points, including three blocks and three service winners. Merete Lutz scored 13 times for USA. 
Russia clinch the second spot in Pool C behind Brazil, while USA drop to the fifth and last rank of the group, directing the North Americans to the unpopular round robin for the 17th to 20th place. 
Russia captain Elena Novik: We displayed good emotions before and during the match. We gave USA a hard time. 

Pool D

Turkey v Algeria 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-15)
2011 Girls’ U18 World champions Turkey continue their winning streak at Women’s U20 World Champs with their fourth consecutive win. The Europeans eased past Algeria 25-18, 25-14, 25-15 in Tuesday’s second match at Brno’s Vodova sports hall. Asli Kalac topped the scorers with a total of 14 points: 9 spikes, 2 blocks and 3 service winners. Seyma Ercan added another 11 points for Turkey. Captain Damla Cakiroglu enjoyed a rest day. 
Turkey complete their FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship campaign with a 4-0 record after the first round while Algeria drop to 1-3 but still advance to the second stage.
Turkey captain Damla Cakiroglu: Pool phase is over. We played some good volleyball. The key to advance to the finals will be high motivation, fighting spirit and an excellent team spirit.

Italy v Nigeria 3-0 (25-6, 25-13, 25-7)
Italy showed that they are still one of the main favourites at the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs as they swept past Nigeria 3-0 (25-6, 25-13, 25-7) in Tuesday’s last Pool D match of round robin play in Brno, Czech Republic. Sara Bonifacio posted another outstanding performance scoring 15 points for Italy, followed by Elena Perinelli and captain Cristina Chirichella who scored double-digits as well. 
Italy finish second in Pool D to challenge Bulgaria in the round of 16 while Nigeria conclude pool play on the fifth rank.
Italy coach Davide Mazzanti: Tomorrow the real world championship starts. We needed to test our best line-up to be ready for our match against Bulgaria.

 

Schedule Round of 16

 

No

Teams

Date

Time

City

Hall

41

CHN-CZE

26-Jun

17:30

Brno

Kajot Arena

42

TUR-MEX

26-Jun

12:45

Brno

SH Vodova

43

PER-JPN

26-Jun

15:00

Brno

Kajot Arena

44

RUS-EGY

26-Jun

15:00

Brno

SH Vodova

45

ITA-BUL

26-Jun

17:15

Brno

SH Vodova

46

SRB-TPE

26-Jun

12:30

Brno

Kajot Arena

47

BRA-ALG

26-Jun

19:30

Brno

SH Vodova

48

DOM-COL

26-Jun

20:00

Brno

Kajot Arena

 

Results

 

No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

33

A

25/06

12:30

10:30

PUR-DOM

1-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

34

C

25/06

12:45

10:45

BUL-BRA

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

35

B

25/06

15:10

13:00

THA-SRB

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

36

D

25/06

15:00

13:00

ALG-TUR

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

37

C

25/06

17:15

15:15

RUS-USA

3-0

brno

View

View

View

View

38

A

25/06

17:30

15:30

TPE-CZE

0-3

Brno

View

View

View

View

39

D

25/06

19:30

17:30

NGR-ITA

0-3

brno

View

View

View

View

40

A

25/06

20:00

18:00

COL-CHN

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

10

4

4

1

1

2

12

5

2.400

391

335

1.167

2

PER

Peru

8

4

2

2

1

1

2

10

7

1.429

384

361

1.064

3

TPE

Chinese Taipei

6

4

2

2

1

1

1

1

8

9

0.889

368

380

0.968

4

CZE

Czech Republic

6

4

2

2

1

1

2

6

7

0.857

279

281

0.993

5

PUR

Puerto Rico

4

4

4

4

12

0.333

331

396

0.836

 

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

12

4

4

4

12

MAX

300

212

1.415

2

SRB

Serbia

8

4

3

1

2

1

1

9

5

1.800

308

284

1.085

3

JPN

Japan

7

4

2

2

1

1

1

1

8

7

1.143

330

308

1.071

4

COL

Colombia

3

4

1

3

1

3

3

9

0.333

234

277

0.845

5

THA

Thailand

4

4

1

3

1

12

0.083

227

318

0.714

 

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

12

4

4

3

1

12

1

12.000

321

240

1.337

2

RUS

Russia

8

4

3

1

1

1

1

1

10

6

1.667

368

336

1.095

3

BUL

Bulgaria

4

4

1

3

1

1

1

1

6

9

0.667

307

326

0.942

4

MEX

Mexico

3

4

1

3

1

1

1

1

6

11

0.545

358

387

0.925

5

USA

USA

3

4

1

3

1

3

3

10

0.300

259

324

0.799

 

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

11

4

4

3

1

12

2

6.000

335

221

1.516

2

ITA

Italy

10

4

3

1

3

1

11

3

3.667

329

222

1.482

3

EGY

Egypt

6

4

2

2

2

2

6

6

1.000

243

245

0.992

4

ALG

Algeria

2

4

1

3

1

3

3

11

0.273

242

317

0.763

5

NGR

Nigeria

1

4

4

1

3

2

12

0.167

189

333

0.568



2013 Women’s U20 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)
24 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v Japan (June 24)
24 – Arisa Inoue of Japan v Serbia (June 24)
23 – Kubra Akman of Turkey v Italy (June 22)

Top Blocking Performances
9 - Valquiria Dullius of Brazil v Russia (June 24)
9 – Mina Popovic of Serbia v japan (June 24)
8 – Laura Melandri of Italy v Algeria (June 24)
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)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
22 – Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico (June 25)
22 - Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 24)
22 – Dominican Republic v Peru (June 23)
18 – Serbia v Thailand (June 25)
17 - Puerto Rico v Peru (June 22)
17 – Serbia v Japan (June 24)
16 – Brazil v Mexico (June 23)
16 – Czech Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 25)

Top Serving Performances
6 – Veronika Trnkova of Czech Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 25)
5 – Michaela Mlejnkova of Czech Republic v Puerto Rico (June 21)
5 – Elena Perinelli of Italy v Turkey (June 22) and Italy v Nigeria (June 25)
5 – Arisa Inoue of Japan v Serbia (June 24)

Top Serving Performances by Team
16 - Czech Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 25)
14 – Egypt v Nigeria (June 22)
13 - Italy v Turkey (June 22)
12 – Puerto Rico v Dominican Republic (June 25)
12 – Turkey v Algeria (June 25)

Highest Scorers by day
21 - Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Puerto Rico (June 25)
24 - Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez of Dominican Republic v Chinese Taipei (June 24)
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)

Highest Set Score
Pool A: Dominican Republic v Peru 30-28
Pool C: USA v Mexico 29-27
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 B: Serbia v Japan 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 21-25, 15-10) – 204 points
Pool C: Italy v Turkey 2-3 (25-21, 23-25, 21-25, 26-24, 9-15) – 214 points






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