Turkey, Japan Remain Undefeated Atop Pool D

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 15th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Women

Pool D

Turkey def. Argentina 3-2 (23-25, 28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13)

Japan def. Italy 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 26-24)


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.


Pool D

Matches Pts Sets Points
Rank Team W L W L Ratio W L Ratio
1  Japan 2 0 6 6 0 MAX 151 102 1.480
2  Turkey 2 0 4 6 4 1.500 216 207 1.043
3  Italy 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 155 181 0.856
4  Argentina 0 2 1 2 6 0.333 154 186 0.828


Turkey 3, Argentina 2

Anahi Florencia Tosi turned in a match-high 23 points, including 19 kills and three blocks, but it was not enough to lift Argentina over Turkey in a close five-setter.

In a match decided by just three points (111-108), a trio of kills made the difference in the final score. Turkey downed 45 kills to 42 for the Argentines, outblocked the foes 22-16, while Argentina served up eight aces to seven and took advantage of 42 Turkish errors (to 37) .

Zehra Gunes, Tugba Senoglu and Saliha Sahin each put out double-digit point tallies to pace the Turks to victory. Gunes scored 19 points, including a team-best 11 blocks and seven kills. Senoglu notched 14 kills and two stuffs, while Sahin added three blocks and three aces.

Tosi had help from 12 points apiece by Daniela Veronica Nielson Ramella and Agostina Sol Beltramino. Ramella added nine kills and two blocks, while Beltramino chipped in a team-best six blocks and two aces.


Japan 3, Italy 0

Japan committed just six miscues in the match, while cruising to a sweep of Italy on Saturday. The Japanese benefited from 18 Italian errors and also won the offensive battle 48-39 in kills and 8-6 in aces. Italy did manage to outblock its foes 5-2.

Shiori Aratani, Reina Tokoku and Shuri Yamaguchi each chipped in double-digit point efforts for the Japanese with 15, 14 and 10 respectively. Aratani downed 14 kills, while Tokoku added 13. Yamaguchi turned in four aces to go with her five kills, while Muyuki Horie added eight kills.

Nkemdilim Ruth Terry Enweonwu and Elena Pietrini shared the load for Italy, pitching in 15 and 14 points respectively, each managing 13 kills. Enweonwu also served up two aces. Giulia Maria Mancini added seven points, including 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 Volleymob.com after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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