Cuba lost to Germany in five sets at U18 Championship
SANTA FE, Argentina, August 19, 2017 – Elizabeth Vicet and
Ailama Cese scored 24 and 21 points, respectively, but couldn’t
give Cuba a victory over Germany in day two of the FIVB U18
Girls’ World Championship 2017.
Germany won 3-2 (25-22, 16-25, 22-25, 25-20, 15-10) as Lina
Alsmeier and Emma Cyris contributed 21 and 19 points in the
Russia claimed their second victory of the tournament after
beating The United States 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-19) at the
National Technological University Stadium.
Oxana Yakushina topped with 17 points and Polina Shemanova
finished with 10 for the Russian team that dominated in services
10-1, five of them by Victoria Pushina and three by Yakushina. On
the American side Logan Eggleston scored 13 units as their most
Also in Rosario, using their usual recipe of super-defensive
volleyball, Japan earned their second win of the competition, a
solid 3-0 (25-20, 25-8, 25-19) over Dominican Republic, led by
the 12-point game of Haruna Soga.
Although Soga was the only player in the entire game to have
double figures in her account, she was well joined by Yuki
Nishikawa and Yuri Takayanagi, both with 7 points apiece.
Natalia Martinez was the main contributor to the Dominican
scoring force, completing 9 points.
Belarus reached their second victory in Pool B. The Belarusian
team defeated Mexico in three sets by 25-19, 25-20 and 25-14
with Vera Kastsiuchyk as their best scorer with a total of 12
points, including 5 aces.
Once again, services have been the key for several teams. This
time the pupils of Natalia Melianuk overpassed Mexico 9-1, and
8-4 in blocks.
Hanna Hryshkevich scored 11 for the team that has become the
sweet surprise of the competition after outplaying Brazil in