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Russia and Brazil make impacting debuts

 
Russian libero Evgenii Andreev executes a solo celebration after the victory over Iran
 
Tijuana and Mexicali, June 28, 2013 – Russia and Brazil, two major powerhouses at the international scene of volleyball, presented strong credentials letters in their respective debuts at the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship on Friday night.

Both giants won their respective matches with quick jobs in straight sets over heavy rivals like Iran and United States.

In a duel between continental kings, the European champions Russia put aside the Asian champions Iran at the High Performance Center in Tijuana, while Brazil breezed past the Americans at the State Auditorium of Mexicali.

Three of the eight matches scheduled on Friday were extended to the five-set limit with France edging past Finland, Argentina outclassing Cuba and Japan prevailing against Turkey in a marathon battle.

On the other hand, Poland claimed their second win and the maximum six points while France also reached the two-victory mark but only with five points.

Pool A

Belgium d Tunisia 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-15)

In a comfortably start-to-finish victory Belgium made a thundering debut in Pool A brushing aside Tunisia (0-2) in straight sets (25-19, 25-12, 25-15). Thomas Konings led Belgium with 13 points while Lowie Stuer and Robbe Vandeweyer added 11 and 10 respectively. Laszlo de Paepe had nine, including three blocks and three aces. The Belgians dominated their opponents in every technical category as they held margins of 13-3 in blocks, 11-2 in aces and made fewer mistakes 15-25.

Poland d Mexico 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-22)
The Poles played as a dominant force in the first set only to see a relentless Mexico reacting to battle point by point the rest of the match. At the end, Poland claimed its second victory in Pool A defeating a resilient hosts Mexico 25-15, 25-22, 25-22. Poland’s captain Bartosz Bucko was the top scorer of the match with 21 points to be the only with double digits. Aleksander Sliwka finished with 9, including three blocks, and Rafal Szymura had two blocks and totaled 7 points. Ivan Molano finished with 7 points for the local team while Enrique Ugalde and Ariel Acosta each scored six tallies.

Pool B

Japan d Turkey 3-2 (24-26, 24-26, 25-17, 26-24, 19-17)

Japan grabbed its first victory edging past Turkey in a five-set match (24-26, 24-26, 25-27, 26-24, 19-17) in Pool B. Japan’s Yuki Ishikawa scored a tournament-high 28 points as the big cannon of the duel that lasted 2 hours and 4 minutes. The captain Tsubasa Hisahara contributed 19, Kentaro Takahashi had 16 and Kosuke Hata tallied 10. Yasin Aydin finished with 23 points for the Turkish side, while Ogbai Enaboifo and Vahit Emre Savas recorded 17 apiece. Melih Siratca also closed with double digits (14) for Turkey. Both teams have a 1-1 record after two days.

Argentina d Cuba 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-10)
In the first match for the South Americans the team coached by Julian Alvarez had a key moment on the fourth set to establish the conditions to decide the fate of the game. Argentina recovered from a 1-2 deficit to win a five-setter against Cuba (25-17, 21-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-10). Nicolas Lazo recorded 19 points for Argentina to be the best scorer. Bruno Lima and Brian Melgarejo finished with 12 apiece while Gaston Fernandez tallied 10.On the Cuban side Osmani Uriarte ended with 18, Osniel Rendon scored 13 and Yohan Leon 10. For Cuba this was the second loss of the tournament after opening with a loss to Turkey.

Pool C

France d Finland 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-11, 25-14, 15-9)

France caught fire after two lackluster sets and pulled a remarkable comeback victory over Finland in five sets (21-25, 23-25, 25-11, 25-14, 15-9) to increase its win-loss record to 2-0 and five points in Pool C. Jean Patry, who didn’t start in the opening lineup, finished as the top scorer of the winning side with 20 points, including four blocks. Henry Mederic contributed 15 while Nicolas Szerszen and Aaron Koubi added 12 and 10 respectively. Sakari Makinen and Antti Ropponen were the big weapons of Finland with 17 and 16 points.

Russia d Iran 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-19)

Russia made quite an impression in its debut downing Iran in a duel between continental champions in Pool C. The European champions Russia relied on the combination of serve and block to put aside the Asian monarchs Iran in straight sets 25-19, 25-22, 25-19. The Russians outblocked the Iranians 19-3 with Maxim Troynin and Victor Poletaev recording six and five blocks respectively. The winners held a 5-3 advantage in aces and totaled 40 spikes to 25 by the losers. Poletaev topped Russia with 17 points while Dmitry Volkov added 15 and Alexander Goncharov chipped in with 10 points. Iran’s Akbar Valaei had 10 points.

Pool D

Egypt d Algeria 3-0 (28-26, 25-15, 25-10)

Egypt won the African duel against Algeria to claim its first win. The African champions recovered from the previous loss against Korea and won 3-0 (28-26, 25-15, 25-10) with a solid performance by Mohamed Hassan, who scored 17 points, followed by Mohamed Mahmoud (10). On the Algerian side, Larbi Hadroug tallied 13. The setting game was the key to Egypt’s success with Ahmed Elashry excelling in 21 occasions and contributing to a 1-1 record for his team which will play Brazil on Saturday. Meanwhile Algeria is 0-2 and will match Korea, also in the third day of activities of Pool D.

Brazil d United States 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-21)
The solid services of Brazil were a guarantee for a positive result in first match as the team coached by Percy Oncken scored a total of eight aces en route to a victory in three sets (25-18, 25-21, 25-21) against the United States. The winners counted with a solid attack produced by Rodrigo Leao and Douglas Souza. Leao scored 15 points and Douglas 14. Jacob Arnitz was the top scorer for the United States with 13 points. Leao had four aces while Souza added three.

Results


No

Phase

Date

Local
Time

GMT
Time

Teams

Live Score
Result

City

Description

Press
Conf.

Stats

Photos

9

A

28/06

12:00

19:00

BEL-TUN

3-0

Tijuana

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10

B

28/06

12:00

19:00

TUR-JPN

2-3

Mexicali

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11

C

28/06

14:00

21:00

FIN-FRA

2-3

Tijuana

View

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12

B

28/06

14:52

21:00

ARG-CUB

3-2

Mexicali

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13

C

28/06

17:00

00:00

RUS-IRI

3-0

Tijuana

View

View

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14

D

28/06

17:00

00:00

ALG-EGY

0-3

Mexicali

View

View

View

View

15

A

28/06

19:00

02:00

POL-MEX

3-0

Tijuana

View

View

View

View

16

D

28/06

19:31

02:00

BRA-USA

3-0

Mexicali

View

View

View

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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

POL

Polonia

6

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

MAX

150

118

1.271

2

BEL

Belgium

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

46

1.630

3

CHN

China

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

52

1.442

4

MEX

Mexico

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

6

 

111

150

0.740

5

TUN

Tunisia

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

6

 

105

150

0.700

 

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

TUR

Turkey

4

2

1

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

5

3

1.667

189

189

1.000

2

CHI

Chile

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

64

1.172

3

ARG

Argentina

2

1

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

3

2

1.500

104

87

1.195

4

JPN

Japan

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

3

5

0.600

182

185

0.984

5

CUB

Cuba

1

2

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

6

0.333

158

183

0.863

 

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

FRA

France

5

2

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

6

2

3.000

184

130

1.415

2

RUS

Russia

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

60

1.250

3

IRI

Iran

2

2

1

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

3

5

0.600

171

168

1.018

4

FIN

Finlandia

2

2

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

4

6

0.667

177

220

0.805

5

RWA

Rwanda

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

46

75

0.613

 

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

KOR

Korea

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

55

1.364

2

BRA

Brazil

3

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

MAX

75

60

1.250

3

EGY

Egypt

3

2

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

1

3

3

1.000

133

126

1.056

4

USA

USA

3

2

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

3

4

0.750

161

159

1.013

5

ALG

Algeria

 

2

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

1

1

6

0.167

135

179

0.754

 


2013 Boys’ Under 19 World Championship Performances

Top Scoring Performances
28- Yuki Ishikawa of Japan v Turkey (June 28)
25- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Japan (June 27)
23- Mohammad Javad of Iran v Finland (June 27)
23- Yaisin Aydin of Turkey v Japan (June 28)

Top Blocking Performances
8- Emre Savas of Turkey v Japan (June 28)
8- Henry Mederic of France v Finland (June 28)
6- Maxim Troynin of Russia v Iran (June 28)
5- Sahand Allah of Iran v Finland (June 27)
5- Connor Lammey of United States v Algeria (June 27)
5- Kaan Gulec of Turkey v Japan (June 28)
5- Victor Poletaev of Russia v Iran (June 28)

Top Blocking Performances by Team
23- Turkey v Japan (June 28)
19- Russia v Iran (June 28)
16- France v Finland (June 28)
15- Iran v Finland (June 27)
14- United States v Algeria (June 27)

Top Serving Performances
5 – Nicolas Szerszen of France v Rwanda (June 27)
4 – Akbar Valaei of Iran v Finland (June 27)
4 – Samuli Kaislasalo of Finland v Iran (June 27)
4 – Lowie Stuer of Belgium v Tunisia (June 28)

Top Serving Performances by Team
11 – Belgium v Tunisia (June 28)
09 – France v Rwanda (June 27)
08 – Iran v Finland (June 27)
08 – Brazil v United States (June 28)

Highest Scorers by day

25- Dusan Bonacic of Chile v Japan (June 27)
28- Yuki Ishikawa of Japan v Turkey (June 28)

Highest Set Score

29-27 Turkey v Cuba (2nd Set, June 27)
28-26 Egypt v Algeria (1st Set, June 28)
27-25 Finland v Iran (4th Set, June 27)

Highest Scoring Matches

228 – Japan d Turkey 3-2 (24-26, 24-26. 25-17, 26-24, 19-17) June 28
204 – Iran d Finland 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 25-27, 15-8) June 27
193 – France d Finland 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-11, 25-14, 15-9) June 28
191 – Argentina d Cuba 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 18-25, 25-10, 15-10) June 28

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