2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Women
- July 14-23, 2017
- Boca Del Ryo, Mexico
Brazil def. Serbia 3-1 (25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22)
USA def. Cuba 3-0 (31-29, 25-19, 25-23)
Brazil won the battle at the net and capitalized on Serbian miscues to stay atop Pool C with a four-set victory. Meanwhile, the United States evened its record at 1-1 on the tournament with a sweep of Cuba behind Brionne Butler and Leah Edmond and a 12-ace effort.
Brazil 3, Serbia 1
Serbian miscues spelled the difference in a four-set loss to Brazil on Saturday. The Serbians committed 39 errors, while gaining just 26 points on Brazilian mistakes in the defeat. Brazil also piled up points with 43 kills, 12 blocks and four aces. Serbia managed 39 kills and nine blocks, while winning the service battle with seven aces.
Tainara Lemes Santos and Diana Duarte Alecrim led the Brazilians with 16 and 13 point tallies. Santos downed 14 kills and added two blocks, while Alecrim chipped in seven kills and a team-best six stuffs. Glayce Kelly Tobias Vasconcelos (8) and Karina Barbosa De Souza (7) followed. De Souza served up a team-leading three aces.
A trio of players – Sara Caric (14), Katarina Lazovic (10) and Jovana Mirosavljevic (10) – posted double-digit efforts for Serbia. Caric downed 12 kills and added two aces, while Lazovic chipped in 10 kills and Mirosavljevic notched seven kills, two aces and a block. Ljubica Milojevic put up a team-leading four blocks, while Jovana Kocic added three stuffs.
United States 3, Cuba 0
Twelve service aces lifted the Americans to a sweep of NORCECA foe Cuba on Friday. The Cubans managed four more kills (38-34), but committed four more miscues (28-24) and trailed in blocks (7-5) and aces (12-4) in the loss.
Brionne Butler and Leah Edmond tallied 12 points apiece to lead the USA to victory. Butler helped in all phases of the game with seven kills, three aces and two blocks, while Edmond downed 11 kills. Norena Iosia served up four of the team’s 12 aces.
Heidy Casanova Alvarez turned in 23 points, including 20 kills, two blocks and an ace, for the Cubans, but her nearest help chipped in just five points. Elizabeth Vicet Campos and Yamislegdis Viltres Pacheco added five points apiece. Pacheco managed two blocks and an ace, while Campos put down five kills.