Cuba, Puerto Rico and USA to play for 13-16 positions at U19
RIFFA, Bahrain, August 25, 2017 – Lorenzo Cortesia was a force
at the net as he scored five of Italy’s 17 blocks to win 3-0
(25-18, 25-20, 25-17) against Cuba in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball
Boys’ U19 World Championship at the Isa City Sports Hall on
Cortesia had a match-high 13
points, then Davide Gardini and Daniele Lavia scored 11 points
apiece for Italy.
Juan Barrera powered Argentina’s offence in their 3-1 (26-24,
25-12, 21-25, 25-17) win over Puerto Rico in the classification
for 9th-16th place.
Barrera led all scorers with 22 points and Federico Jose Seia
was Argentina’s second best scorer with 14 points. Pedro Molina
and Gabriel Garcia made 14 and 13 points for Puerto Rico on a
Wang Chao sparked the offence of China to take a 3-1 (24-26,
25-20, 29-27, 25-20) win over USA in the classification for
Wang recorded 12 attacks and
three service aces, then Li Ao and Tian Cong also scored in
double-figures with 14 and 13 points, respectively. USA also had
three double-digit scorers led by Joel Schneidmiller, who topped
all scorers with 16 points, followed by Jonathan Bowles and
Jerod Nelsen who charted 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Mexico forced the decider upon Chile, to eventually win (19-25,
25-21, 17-25, 25-22, 15-7) in the 17th-20th place playoff on
Mexico opposite Diego Gonzalez
bested all scorers on the board with 26 points (23 attacks, two
blocks and a service ace) with captain Raymond Gerald Stephens
also helping out with 11 more points. Esteban Mulchi led the
Chilean side, scoring a total of 19 points in the match.