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Spain and France are the big winners in day one of second round

France defeated Greece to obtain three points in the first day of action of the second round

Bahia Blanca, Argentina, August 24, 2011 – Teams of Spain, France earned three-point victories in opening day of the second round competition that groups the top eight sides in 2011 FIVB Boy’s Youth Volleyball World Championship.

Spain began the day with a 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17) victory over Bulgaria in Pool F followed by the four-set (19-25, 25-14, 25-20, 26-24) win of France against Greece in the same group.
In Pool E, Cuba and Serbia claimed two-point wins after 3-2 victories. Cuba prevailed 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 23-25, 17-15 against China, while Serbia edged hosts Argentina 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 15-9.

In the round for the 9-16 positions in Almirante Brown, Brazil, Egypt, Iran and Russia all had winning starts in pools G and H.

Pool E

Cuba 3, China 2
Lazaro Fundora and Yordan Bisset combined for 45 points as  Cuba won its third consecutive five-setter, this time downing China 25-18, 20-25, 25-14, 23-25, 17-15 in the first match of Pool E. Fundora registered 24 points, all but three in attacks, while Bisset totaled 21, including four serving aces. The winners also had the offensive contributions from Nelson Loyola and Danger Quintana with 12 apiece. China’s Zhimin Leng finished with 17 points and Kunyu Du added 14. Other Chinese in double figures were Zhejia Zhang and Zhen Qin each with 12 and Chao Tang who charted 10. In the well balanced match, Cuba held the slight margin in blocks 12-11 and in aces 10-8.

Serbia 3, Argentina 2
Defending champions Serbia scored a thrilling victory over hosts Argentina in five sets played in front of a packed house in Gimnasio Osvaldo Casanova of Bahia Blanca. The score was 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 15-9. Uros Kovacevic’s 27 points led Serbia while Argentina’s Gonzalo Quiroga topped all the scorers with 32. It was the second 30-plus point performance of Quiroga in the tournament. Luka Medic contributed 10 points to the Serbian victory while Aleksa Brdjovic recorded five of the 14 blocks scored by the winners. Mauro Llanos and Gonzalo Lapera each finished with 10 points for the losers.

Pool F

Spain 3, Bulgaria 1
Spain came out victors in the first match in Pool F by defeating Bulgaria 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-17) to earn 3 points on Wednesday. Andres Villena was the best scorer of the winners with 22 points while Juan Manuel Gonzalez and Miguel Fornes contributed 17 and 10 points respectively. Ivan Ivanov (14), Stanislav Velichkov (13) and Radoslav Popov (11) were the best of the defeated side. Spain held a small margin in blocking 15-12 with Vigil and Villena registering 5 and 3 respectively and Georgiev totaling 5 for Bulgaria.

France 3, Greece 1
Soane Falafala scored 18 points and Jhon Wendt totaled 7 blocks leading France to a 3-1 (19-25, 25-14, 25-20, 26-24) over Greece in the second match of Pool F. Wendt and Thibault Rossard both finished with 13 points while Quentin Jouffroy chipped in with 10 tallies for the winning side. Greece’s Menelaos Kokkinakis and Rafail Koumentakis each registered 17 points for the defeated team. France, which earned three points with the victory to join Spain at the top of the pool, overwhelmed Greece in the blocking category 15-4.

Pool G

Brazil 3, Tunisia 1
Brazil had to fight against Tunisia in order to begin firmly the second round in Almirante Brown. The six-time champions earned a 3-1 victory (25-15, 21-25, 25-12, 25-21) and notched 3 points to jump ahead in Pool G for places 9-16. Brazil was led by Joao Ferreira with a match-high 18 points, while Flavio Gualberto added 12 with each registering 4 blocks. Reserve player Wagner Silva contributed to the winning cause with 11 kills. For Tunisia, Elyes Garfi scored 13 and Malek Chekir followed with 10.

Egypt 3, Puerto Rico 1
Carrying its momentum into the second round, Egypt achieved its second win in a row by seeing off Puerto Rico 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17). The Caribbean, nevertheless, were able to win their first set of the World Champs, but weren't able to keep up the pace for the entire game. Egyptian Islam Abdelkader topped the scorers with 17 points, narrowly chased by three Puerto Rican players: Francisco Vélez (15), Ángel Pérez (14) and Captain Carlos Acosta (13). For the winning side, Kareem Hamdy achieved 6 blocks in a total count of 12 points.

Pool H

Iran 3, United States 1
In Pool H opener, Iran defeated United States in four sets (25-21, 22-25, 25-16, 25-18) and stepped firmly in his first match in Almirante Brown venue. The Iranians are the only team in the battle for places 9-16 with 3 wins achieved, while USA holds now a 1-3 mark in the whole tournament. Iran's captain Pourya Fayazi just stole the show, topping his team in all the areas with 17 spikes, 5 blocks and 3 aces for a total score of 25 points. Benjamin Patch (18 points) tried to hold back the opponent in the US side, but Iran downed the Americans in both blocking (14-8) and serving (8-3).

Russia 3, Korea 2
Russia edged Korea in five sets in the nightcap at Polideportivo Almirante Brown. The score was 25-20, 19-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-10. The Russian squad outblocked the opponent side 14-5 with Vladimir Chivel totaling 6 blocks among his 11 points in the match. Stanislav Masliev was the top scorer for Russia with 14 points next to Vladimir Manerov and Konstantin Gavrilov with 11 and 10 respectively. Korea’s Gyeong-Bok Na topped all the scorers with 25 points while Myung-Geun Song and Seong-Tae Jin each charted 12.

Highest Scorer by Day

Day 1 (August 19): 29 points by Gonzalo Lapera (Argentina) in the 3-2 loss to Bulgaria
Day 2 (August 20): 32 points by Yordan Bisset (Cuba) in the 3-2 victory over Brazil
Day 3 (August 21): 30 points by Gonzalo Quiroga (Argentina) in the 3-0 victory over United States
Day 4 (August 24): 32 points by Gonzalo Quiroga (Argentina) in the 3-2 loss to Serbia

Top Scoring Performances

32 – Yordan Bisset (Cuba) in the 3-2 victory over Brazil on August 20
32 – Gonzalo Quiroga (Argentina) in the 3-2 loss to Serbia on August 24
30 – Gonzalo Quiroga (Argentina) in the 3-0 victory over United States on August 21
29 – Gonzalo Lapera (Argentina) in the 3-2 loss to Bulgaria on August 19
29 – Uros Kovacevic (Serbia) in the 3-1 loss to Iran on August 20
28 – Matthew Tarrantino (United States) in the 3-2 victory over Egypt on August 19

Top Blocking Performances

11- Zhejia Zhang (China) in the 3-2 victory over Russia on August 21
8 – Petar Nenkov (Bulgaria) in the 3-2 victory over Argentina on August 19
7 – Matthew Tarrantino (United States) in the 3-2 victory over Egypt on August 19
7 – Jhon Wendt (France) in the 3-1 victory over Greece on August 24
6 - Tarcisio Guinter (Brazil) in the 3-2 victory over Korea on August 19
6 – Mohamed Massoud (Egypt) in the 3-1 victory over Bulgaria on August 21
6 – Kareem Hamdy (Egypt) in the 3-1 victory over Puerto Rico on August 24

Top Service Ace Performances

5 – Thiago Veloso (Brazil) in the 3-2 victory over Korea on August 19
5 – Yordan Bisset (Cuba) in the 3-2 victory over Brazil on August 20
4 – Na Gyeong-Bok (Korea) in the 3-2 loss to Brazil on August 19
4 – Aaron Russell (United States) in the 3-2 victory over Egypt on August 19
4 – Milad Ebadipour (Iran) in the 3-1 victory over Serbia on August 20
4 – Kasandros Stingas (Greece) in the 3-0 victory over China on August 20
4 – Yordan Bisset (Cuba) in the 3-2 victory over China on August 24

Top Set Score
36-34 (Egypt versus United States) in first round on August 19 in Almirante Brown
32-30 (Greece versus Russia) in first round on August 19 in Bahia Blanca
30-28 (Iran versus Serbia) in first round on August 20 in Bahia Blanca
29-27 (Egypt versus United States) in first round on August 19 in Almirante Brown
29-27 (Francia versus Korea) in first round on August 20 in Almirante Brown
29-27 (United States versus Bulgaria) in first round on August 20 in Almirante Brown

Top Scoring Matches
245 – United States def. Egypt 25-16, 25-21, 27-29, 34-36, 17-15 in first round on August 19 in Almirante Brown
216 – Cuba def. Brazil 21-25, 19-25, 25-21, 27-25, 15-13 in first round on August 20 in Almirante Brown
215 – China def. Tunisia 26-24, 21-25, 25-27, 25-21, 15-8 in first round on August 19 in Bahia Blanca
215 - Cuba def. Korea 24-26, 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13 in first round on August 21 in Almirante Brown
212 – Serbia def. Argentina 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 15-9 in second round on August 24 in Bahia Blanca



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