Karakurt helps Turkish victory over Dominicans
ROSARIO, Argentina, August 18, 2017 - Turkey prevailed over
Dominican Republic 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-16, 25-14) led by the
strong spikes of Ebrar Karakurt closing Pool D action on Day 1
of 2017 FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship.
Karakurt shone with 25 points of her own, including the final
ace to wrap up the match. Derya Cebecioglu chipped in with 11
tallies, the same total than Dominican captain Natalia Martinez.
However, the top scorer on the Caribbean side was Madeline
Guillen, who collected 19 points.
In Santa Fe, Russia had no problem in their first match of FIVB
Girls’ U18 World Championship after a solid 3-0 win over Mexico
by scores of 25-18, 25-14 and 25-13 in Pool B.
Oxana Yakushina topped the match with 20 points for the Russian
team that overwhelmed Mexico in services with 7 collective aces
against none by their North American rivals.
Polina Shemanova also finished with double digits, after scoring
12 for the Europeans.
On the Mexican side, Uxue Guereca closed with 7.