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China, USA, Italy and Turkey are the semifinalists at Girls’ U18

 
Lima and Callao, Peru, August 14, 2015 – Defending champions China will be pitted against vice champions United States in one of the semifinals at the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship on Saturday.

The other match in the semifinals features Italy against Turkey, with both contests taking place at Eduardo Dibos Coliseum of Lima.

China dominated Russia and United States trounced Germany in straight sets while Italy downed Serbia in four sets in Lima. Turkey cruised to a straight-set victory over Poland in Callao.

China blanked Russia 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) in just 70 minutes with the tandem of Li Yingying and Wu Han contributing a total of 30 points, with 15 apiece.

Kathryn Plummer scored 16 points as United States dispatched Germany 3-0 (25-19, 25-11, 25-20) with advantages of 10-3 and 12-3 in the blocking and aces departments.

Paola Egonu fired 28 points, including five blocks and two aces, to lead Italy to a 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-17) over Serbia.

In the other quarterfinal match, Turkey demolished Poland in straight sets 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-16) with a balanced attack led by Tutku Burcu Yuzgenc with 14 points.

In the matches for the 9-to-16 positions, Japan subdued Egypt 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-14) and Argentina beat Korea also 3-0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-21). Brazil defeated Mexico 3-1 (25-20, 18-25, 25-17, 25-18) and Belgium downed Peru 3-1 (25-20, 25-15, 23-25, 25-12).

Dominican Republic beat Chinese Taipei 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-16) and Thailand defeated Cuba 3-1 (25-16, 25-11, 20-25, 25-20) in the round-robin for the 17-to-20 positions.

Top Scorer by Day
25- Marian Morsy of Egypt v Peru on August 7
24-Katarina Lazovic of Serbia v China on August 8
25- Katherine Regalado of Peru v Korea on August 9
25- Li Yingying of China v Germany on August 10
25- Ai Kurogo of Japan v Turkey on August 10
24- Li Yingying of China v Poland on August 11
24- Paola Egonu of Italy v Japan on August 11
32- Massiel Matos of Dominican Republic v Cuba on August 13
28- Paola Egonu of Italy v Serbia on August 14

Top Scoring Performances
32- Massiel Matos of Dominican Republic v Cuba on August 13
28- Paola Egonu of Italy v Serbia on August 14
27- Juangjan Kanittha of Thailand v Chinese Taipei on August 13
25- Marian Morsy of Egypt v Peru on August 7
25- Katherine Regalado of Peru v Korea on August 9
25- Li Yingying of China v Germany on August 10
25- Ai Kurogo of Japan v Turkey on August 10

Top Individual Serving Performances
7- Pia Kastner of Germany v Serbia on August 11
6-Ai Kurogo of Japan v Brazil on August 8
6- Angelina Lazarenko of Russia v Dominican Republic on August 11
5- Anastasija Sekulic of Serbia v Germany on August 11
5- Karla Mireles of Mexico v Egypt on August 11

Top Team Serving Performances
15- Germany v Serbia on August 11
14- Korea v Mexico on August 7
12- Turkey v Cuba on August 8
12- Korea v Chinese Taipei on August 8
12- Russia v Dominican Republic on August 11
12- Egypt v Mexico on August 11
12- Mexico v Egypt on August 11
12- United States v Germany on August 15

Top Individual Blocking Performances
10- Diana de la Peña of Peru v Korea on August 9
8- Huang Chen Yu of Chinese Taipei v Thailand on August 13
8- Angelina Lazarenko of Russia v Japan on August 13
7- Karina Flores of Mexico v Korea on August 7
7- Katherine Regalado of Peru v Korea on August 9
7- Nourallah Amin of Egypt v Mexico on August 11

Top Team Blocking Performances
25- Poland v Thailand on August 8
23- Russia v Japan on August 13
19- Peru v Korea on August 9
18- Serbia v Poland on August 7
17- Peru v Mexico on August 8
17- China v Thailand on August 9

Highest Scoring Sets
35-33 Italy v Japan (3rd Set) on August 11
33-31 Brazil v Japan (2nd Set) on August 8
30-28 China v Poland on August 11
29-27 Japan v Cuba (1st Set) on August 7
29-27 Belgium v Argentina (1st Set) on August 8

Highest Scoring Matches
228- Egypt d Mexico 3-2 (28-26, 24-26, 17-25, 26-24, 17-15) on August 11
210- Poland d Thailand 3-2 (25-21, 26-28, 25-10, 22-25, 15-13) on August 8
207- Korea d Peru 3-2 (14-25, 25-22, 19-25, 25-22, 16-14) on August 9
206- Russia beat United States 3-2 (19-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, 15-10) on August 10
205- Chinese Taipei d Korea 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 12-25, 15-13) on August 8

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