USA claim first win at U18
SANTA FE, Argentina, August 21, 2017 - The United States won
their first match in FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship after a
long five sets battle against Brazil in Pool B.
The American team, coached by Jim Stone, triumphed by scores of
26-24, 19-25, 8-25, 25-19 and 15-11.
Taylor Landfair finished as top scorer of the match that lasted
one hour and 56 hours by totalizing 22 points. She was followed
by Logan Eggleston, who tallied 16 and Mica Allison who closed
Brazil had Julia Isabelle Bergman, as well as Tainara Lemes
Santos, Daniela Seibt and Beatriz Pereira as best weapons.
Bergman and Lemes Santos each scored 18 points, while Seibt and
Pereira scored 10 apiece.
Korea finally got the win after defeating Cuba in four sets. The
Asians claimed their victory in Pool A by scores of 25-16,
25-18, 22-25 and 25-9 in 1 hour and 32 minutes of game time.
Jiyun Jeong topped with 21 points for Korea, while Juah Lee
scored 11 and Hyemin Park 10. Elizabeth Vicet Campos also
recorded more 21 points on the Cuban side, followed by Ailama
Cese Montalvo with 11.
However it was not enough for a Cuban team that finished down in
services against Korea (8-16). Vicet aced 5 times, while Jeng
and Park did it four times apiece.