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European teams dominate quarterfinals at Girls’ U18

 
Lima and Callao, Peru, August 13, 2015 – Six European teams advanced into the quarterfinals of the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship on Thursday.

Russia and Serbia, champions and runner-ups at the European Championships, head the group of teams from Europe in the Final Eight Round of the competition with Italy, Germany, Poland and Turkey the other four.

United States and China completed the list of quarterfinalists following the actions at Eduardo Dibos and Miguel Grau Coliseums.

In Friday’s quarterfinals, Germany meet United States, Russia play China, Serbia take on Italy and Poland battle Turkey.

Russia added another victory defeating Japan in five sets (23-25, 25-19, 25-17, 20-25, 15-8) with Angelina Lazarenko and Ksenia Smirnova as their top scorers each with 19 points.

Serbia blanked Korea 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-20) as Ljubica Milojevic and Astanasija Sekulic each registered 12 points while Jovana Kocic and Anja Asonja contributed 11 apiece in the victory.

Italy downed Argentina 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-23) with Paola Egonu leading the victory with 18 points.

Germany stopped Mexico 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 25-22) with Hanna Orthmann the top scorer with 15 points, including three aces.

Poland entered into the quarterfinals with a dominant 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-17) victory over hosts Peru behind 17 points by Aleksandra Rasinska.

Turkey completed the group from Europe in quarterfinalists with a 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21) victory over Belgium relying on a 23-point performance, five blocks included, from Tutku Burcu Yuzgenc.

United States advanced after a 3-1 (25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 25-15) victory over Brazil led by Khalia Lanier  who finished with 18 points.

China earned their berth in the final-eight round with a 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-14, 25-17) victory over Egypt. China’s Li Yingying, Wu Han and Qian Jingwen collected 19, 17 and 16 points, respectively.

In the phase for the 9-to-16 positions, Mexico play Brazil, Egypt meet Japan, Korea face Argentina and Peru challenge Belgium.

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

Top Scoring Performances
32- Massiel Matos of Dominican Republic v Cuba on August 13
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

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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