Dominican Republic, Italy Sweep Through Pool H Day 1

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 18th, 2017 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Women

Pool H

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.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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