Elena Pietrini

Team USA Beats Rivals Brazil 3-2 in Day 4 of Girls’ U18 Worlds

Team USA overcomes a horrendous eight point set to beat Brazil and secure their first win of the tournament.

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Defending Champions Italy Set Roster for U18 World Championships

2017 FIVB World U18 Girls’ Championships August 18th-27th, 2017 Rosario and Santa Fe, Argentina Tournament Central Schedule/Results Results/Ranking The defending…

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Italy Wins Pool H with Sweep of Error-Riddled Dominican Republic

Italy defeated the Dominicans in three sets, but the pair had already secured the top placings in the group.

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Italy, Dominican Republic On Collision Course for Top Spot in Pool H

Elena Pietrini and Vielka Michelle Peralta Luna starred as Italy and the Dominican Republic registered sweeps of Cuba and Egypt.

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Dominican Republic, Italy Sweep Through Pool H Day 1

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.

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Japan Squeaks Past Turkey to Remain Undefeated at U20 Championships

pan kept the top spot in Pool D, outlasting Turkey in a nailbiter, while Italy made quick work of Argentina by showing off its offensive prowess.

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Turkey, Japan Remain Undefeated Atop Pool D

Japan played a near error free match against Italy, while Turkey overcame a plethora of miscues to survive a five-setter against Argentina as both remained undefeated in Pool D action.

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Turkey Overcomes 41 Miscues in Five-Set Win Over Italy in Pool D

Argentina was no match for a balanced Japanese side, while Turkey edged Italy in a five-set affair to kick off Pool D play at the U20 Championships on Friday.

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Russia Fights Past Five To Take European Girls’ U18 Title From Italy

Russia was able to outlast Italy 3-2, (18-25, 25-16, 26-24, 21-25, 15-10) to defend their European Girls’ U18 title for their third overall gold in the history of the competition.

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