USA lose to Japan, Dominicans beat Egypt
CORDOBA AND BOCA DEL RIO, Mexico, July 19, 2017 – Japan defeated
United States 3-0 (25-22, 25-18 25-17) in Pool F of the U20 FIVB
Women’s World Championship.
It was the second defeat for USA after losing to Russia in five
sets one day earlier.
Reina Tokoku and Shiori Aratani had 13 and 12 points,
respectively, as the main Japanese offensive players. Brionne
Butler had a match-high 16 points for the defeated side.
In the consolation round for the 9 to 16 positions, the
Dominican Republic improved to a 2-0 win-loss record after a 3-0
(25-13, 25-14, 25-19) win over Egypt.
Vielka Peralta had 12 points for the winners while Mesalina
Yosil, Madeline Guillen and Geraldine Gonzalez each contributed
8 points in the victory.
Italy defeated Cuba 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, 25-15) with Elena
Pietrini as leading scorer with 9 points.
Yamisleydis Viltres had 6 points in the loss.
Peru outplayed Mexico 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14) behind
the attack of Leslie Leyva who had 19 points and Nicole Abreu
who added 15 in the victory. Uxue Guereca and Karina Flores each
had 13 points for Mexico.