Pools B and C remain undecided at WU20 World Championship


Leon, Mexico, July 13, 2019 - The results of this Friday reflect the good level of the different teams participating at the U20 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Leon, Mexico.

Pool B 

All will be decided on the last day of the first round this Sunday at the Domo de la Feria. The different scenarios for the group include a triple-tie between China, Peru and Poland.

Peru got their second victory after defeating a fierce Egypt 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-16) in the second day of the Women’s U20 World Championship. Nourallah was the best scorer for Egypt with 9 points and Peru was led by Montes the middle blocker with 11 (8s, 2b, 1s). 

China and Poland showed their high volleyball level with five set matches and it is hard to predict a winner. After 2 hours and 2 minutes of play China got the 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-12, 25-27, 15-5) victory over Poland. For China, Mao with 22 and Wang with 21 were the best scorers. Poland was led by Orzol the opposite player on 14 points.

Pool C

It was a dramatic day in group C, both games started with a 0-2 disadvantage. Eventually Serbia and Turkey, however, didn't want to give up that easily and got the next sets. All will be decided tomorrow and including who will reach the second stage in Aguascalientes.

Serbia with only 3 days in Mexico looked the most tired, but their will helped to extend their victory in five sets against Argentina (13-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 15-13). The top scorer of the match was Glusac from Serbia with 23 followed by Mirosavljevic with 18.

Russia and Turkey repeated the story of the match before them but with a different ending. Turkey fought for every point in the final set, but Russia were convinced they would not lose and claimed the 3-2 (25-12, 25-17, 16-25, 20-25, 16-14) victory. Erkek and Cabecioglu, the hitters of Turkey did an amazing job scoring 25 and 22 points respectively. Yakushina with her spikes scored 19 points for Russia and Pushina had 12, 3 of them aces. 

On Sunday, the last day of the preliminary round in Leon features (all local-time)
12:30 Poland vs. Peru 
15:00 Egypt vs. China
17:30 Turkey vs. Serbia
20:00 Argentina vs. Russia