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Dominicans score first victory at Girls’ U18


ROSARIO, Argentina, August 20, 2017 - In a duel of teams looking forward to celebrate for the first time in FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship, Dominican Republic outlasted Peru 3-1 (25-18, 16-25, 25-22, 25-23) with 22 points of their super-scorer Madeline Guillen.


Captain Natalia Martinez joined Guillen on this victory quest with 13 points, while Mesalina Severino added 10 of her own. On the still winless side of Peru, Kiara Montes rose above all scorers with 12 caps and Thaisa McLeod completed 10.


Brazil recovered from an adverse debut and defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-19) in their second match of the tournament in Pool B.


Julia Isabelle Bergmann scored 17 points, including 3 aces, for Brazil, as best scorer. She was followed by Daniela Nunes who tallied 12.  For Mexico Uxue Amaya Guereca, who also aced in three occasions like Bergmann, topped with 13.


Belarus kept their perfect march to remain undefeated in Pool B after a 3-1 win over the United States by scores of 25-20, 25-13, 21-25 and 25-20.

Hanna Hryshkevich scored 20 points for Belarus, the same total registered by Logan Eggleston for the USA that also had Horin Madison with double digit. Madison converted 10, including five blocks in a match that lasted 1 hour and 38 minutes.