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Dominicans reach the top four at U18


ROSARIO, Argentina, August 25, 2017 - In front of a fantastic crowd of over 8,000 fans in Rosario, hosts Argentina were denied of a semifinal spot in the hands of a solid Dominican Republic led by Yanlis Feliz en route to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) on the board.


Feliz was the main actress of a Dominican comeback to win the first set after a six-point deficit, marking a key moment of the game. The Caribbean opposite completed 9 points, while powerful Madeline Guillen placed atop of the charts with 15 tallies. As for the home team, Sofia Meinardi scored 12 times.


With an astonishing performance, Italy dealt with USA in the first quarterfinals match in Rosario, prevailing 3-0 (25-7, 25-16, 25-15) with Elena Pietrini, Marina Lubian and Sarah Luisa Fahr all in top shape.


Pietrini bagged another 14 points to keep enhancing their numbers at the competition, while Lubian and Fahr were leveled with 11 points each, the latter with a tournament-high total of 7 blocking points. On USA, Madison Kubik was the only player with double digits as she had 10 tallies. 


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China snapped a losing streak of five matches in Rosario as the Asian team defeated Cuba in a very close 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 29-27) with three players topping the charts.


Cui Meichen, Liu Yu and Che Wenhan were aligned with 10 points each as the main contributor of the Chinese victory, while Zhang Jiaxin fired 4 aces. Cuba was led by Yamisleydis Viltres and Daima Del Río, both with 4 stuff blocks and a total of 10 tallies, and Elizabeth Vicet trailed one point behind them.


Also, Thailand swept Mexico 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-19) with Piyarat Buddawong leading the scorers with 15 points and Aonanong Saisri contributing 10 in the victory. Mexico’s Uxue Guereca and Melanie Parra finished with 10 and 9 points, respectively.