Once again, Italy comes out at the top in the Girls’ U18 Worlds. Team USA underchieves, and finishes in the 8th position.
Italy will be looking to repeat as world champions against the tournament’s biggest surprise, the Dominican Republic squad. Meanwhile, Team USA will play for the 7th place against hosts Argentina.
Team USA falls to Italy in the quarterfinals with historic low performance.
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.