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WCH U18 W: World Champion – Russia! Silver to Italy, while the United States won the bronze medal

by WoV
source: en.volleyballworld.com

European champions Russia defeated Italy in three sets (25-16, 25-17, 25-20) and won a gold medal match at the U18 FIVB World Championship in Durango, Mexico.

RUS v ITA – Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

Natalia Suvorova, Varvara Sergeeva and Alina Popova led Russia with 12 points each. Julia Ituma was the top scorer of the match with 13 points and Giuliana Dominika added 12 points for Italy.

Russia – Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

In the previous match, the United States won the bronze medal, beating Serbia in four sets (25-23, 25-18, 26-28, 25-18).

Mckenna Wucherer and Rebekah Allick from the United States with 16 points each were the top scorers of the match. The best scorers for Serbia were Jovana Zelenović with 15 points, Una Vajagić and Iva Šućurović with 13 points each.

USA - Photo: en.volleyballworld.com
USA – Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

2021 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship – Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Natalia Suvorova (Russia)

Best Setter: Viktoriia Kobzar (Russia)

Best Opposite: Giulia Viscioni (Italy)

Best Outside Hitters: Julia Ituma (Italy) and Mckenna Wucherer (USA)

Best Middle Blockers: Natalia Suvorova (Russia) and Hena Kurtagic (Serbia)

Best Libero: Emma Barbero (Italy)

Photo: en.volleyballworld.com

Gold medal match

Russia – Italy 3-0

Bronze medal match

Serbia – United States 1-3 (23-25, 18-25, 28-26, 18-25)

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