USA in contention for medals at U20 World Championship
CORDOBA AND BOCA DEL RIO, Mexico, July 17, 2017 – United States
advanced to the top-eight phase at the U20 Women’s Volleyball
World Championship while defending champions Dominican Republic
was fell out of contention despite posting a positive win-loss
United States came from behind to edge Serbia 3-2 (22-25, 10-25,
26-24, 25-23, 17-15) in spite of the 32-point effort by Serbian
Katarina Lazovic. Leah Edmond and Ronika Stone each had 15
points for the winners.
The Americans will join Bulgaria, Poland and Turkey as second
placed teams in the preliminary pool play. Pool winners were
Russia, Brazil, China and Japan.
China defeated the Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-17)
with Han Yu scoring 22 points, including four aces, finishing
Pool B with 2-1 record and 7 points. Poland and Dominican
Republic also had 2-1 marks but the Europeans collected 6 points
from their wins to 5 by the Caribbeans.
Poland defeated Peru 3-1 (25-18, 25-22, 14-25, 25-12) to stay in
contention for the medals. Martyna Lukasik had 22 points in the
Bulgaria outdueled Mexico 3-2 (27-25, 24-26, 25-12, 19-25, 15-9)
with Monika Krasteva leading the victory with 22 points. Kathya
Garcia had 13 for the defeated side. Bulgaria finished second in
Pool A with 2-1 and 5 points.
Brazil overcame Cuba 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-9, 25-20, 15-13) with
Glayce Tobias as the top scorer for the winners with 19 points
the same as Ailama Cese for the losers.