2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Women
- July 14-23, 2017
- Cordoba, Mexico
Dominican Republic def. Cuba 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-16)
Italy def. Egypt 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-6)
The Dominican Republic sailed past Cuba with help from more than 30 Cuban miscues, while Italy dominated Egypt in all phases of the game in a sweep to open Pool H play on Tuesday.
Dominican Republic 3, Cuba 0
Thirty-four errors doomed Cuba in a 3-0 loss to the Dominican Republic in Pool H play at the U20 Championships. The miscues were 19 more than the DR committed in the match.
Cuba managed two more kills (26-24), but the Dominicans outblocked the Cubans 8-7 and outserved them 9-3 in aces in the victory.
Vielka Michelle Peralta Luna (12), Yanlis Liliannis Feliz Sena (11) and Madeline Jazmin Guillen Paredes (10) turned in double-digit point tallies to pace the Dominican Republic effort. Luna downed 12 kills, while Sena chipped in eight kills, two blocks and an ace. Paredes served up a team-best five aces, while adding three kills and two blocks. Geraldine Stefany Gonzalez put up a team-leading three blocks.
Cuban star Heidy Casanova Alvarez did not play in the match. Instead, Dalila Palma Rodriguez instead guided the team with 12 points, including 11 kills and a block. Ailama Cese Montalvo and Yamisleydis Viltres Pacheco recorded seven points apiece. Pacheco turned in six kills and a block, while Montalvo added five kills, a block and an ace.
Italy 3, Egypt 0
Italy dominated Egypt in all phases of the game in a 25-17, 25-17, 25-6 drubbing on Tuesday.
Italy outdid the Egyptians offensively (39-16 on kills), on the block (10-6) and from the service line (11-2), while outscoring them 75-40.
Elena Pietrini downed a match-high 17 points, with 16 kills and an ace. Nkemdilim Ruth Terry Enweonwu and Giulia Melli chipped in 11 points apiece. Enweonwu managed five kills, a team-best four blocks and two aces. Melli accounted for a team-leading five aces, while notching six kills.
Noura Moawad topped Egypt’s scoring with eight points, including seven kills and a block. Nada Meawad added five points, with three kills, a block and an ace. Dana Emam put up a team-best three blocks.