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Dominican Republic and Mexico open U20 with victories

CORDOBA AND BOCA DEL RIO, Mexico, July 14, 2017 - Defending champion Dominican Republic built a barrier with a twelve point blocking performance to contain Poland’s leading scorer Natalia Murek with 25 points and Aleksandra Lipska with 21 points, after their five set victory 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-17, 16-14).

Vielka Peralta, Yanlis Feliz and Madeline Guillen led the Dominican victory with 16, 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Mexico did not disappoint the crowd at Arena Cordoba, working hard in their 3-2 (16-25, 29-31, 25-20, 25-19, 15-13) comeback over Egypt. It was an even match with Mexico’s Uxue Amaya and Egyptian Noura Moawad as top scorers with nine points apiece. 

Cuban Heidy Casanova scored 26 points in her team’s failed comeback as Serbia finished on top 3-2 (25-13, 25-17, 25-27, 17-25, 15-11) on day one at the U20 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Mexico.