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Madeline Guillen leads all scorers of U18

ROSARIO, Argentina, August 28, 2017 – Dominican Madeline Guillen, who amassed 155 points for the tournament, was the top scorer of the FIVB U18 Girls’ World Championship won by Italy with Dominican Republic and Russia in second and third place, respectively.

Guillen outdistanced Turkey’s Ebrar Karakurt and Japan’s Haruna Soga who finished with 139 and 138 points, respectively.

Guillen and Karakurt were awarded as Outside Hitters and Russia’s Victoriia Pushina was one of the Middle Blockers

Another Dominican, Yaneirys Rodriguez was included in the All-Star of the tournament as Libero.

Italy, who retained the title won two years ago in Peru, took home a lion’s share in the award ceremony as Elena Pietrini led a parade of four members of the squad in the ideal team as Most Valuable Player.

Rachelle Morello and Terry Enweonwu were included as Setter and Opposite and Sarah Luisa the other Middle Blocker.

Italy claimed the gold medal after a 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-12, 25-20) victory over the Dominican Republic while Russia defeated Turkey 3-1 (25-21, 25-21, 16-25, 25-15) for the bronze medal.

United States, Mexico and Cuba were the other NORCECA teams that participated in the competition. USA concluded in eighth position, Mexico and Cuba finished in 18th and 20th positions, respectively.