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WCH U18 W: USA and Italy for gold medal

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source: fivb.org; photo: fivb.org

USA will face Italy in the battle for the gold medal at the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship in Peru.

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In the semifinal USA overplayed the reigning champions China  3-1 while in the European derby, Italy  was stronger then Turkey 3-1.

USA reached the final match for the second edition in a row but neither of the two teams has ever been crowned at the age-group world championship held every two years by the FIVB. 

Germany edged Russia in a thrilling seesaw five-setter 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 25-17, 14-25, 15-13) and will play for fifth place against Serbia, winners also in five sets 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-8, 25-21, 19-17) over Poland. The losers will play for positions 7-8.

Argentina outdueled Belgium 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-21, 15-11) and will meet Japan winners 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18) against Brazil for the ninth place. The losers will contest for positions 11-12.

Egypt defeated Mexico 3-1 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 25-23) and South Korea defeated Peru 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-15) and the winners will compete for the 13-14 positions and the losers for the 15-16.

Finally, Dominican Republic swept Thailand 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-18) in the match for the 17th position and Chinese Taipei outplayed Cuba 3-1 (25-20, 25-14, 15-25, 33-31) in the match for the 19th position. 

FINAL ROUND – 13 / SEMIFINALS – 13 / –

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
Semifinal 1 15. 08. 2015 13:00 USA Youth ( W ) vs China Youth ( W ) 3:1 25-18, 25-13, 27-29, 25-18     
Semifinal 2 15. 08. 2015 15:30 Italy Youth ( W ) vs Turkey Youth ( W ) 3:1 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-14     

To see standings, more reports, stats and videos from this competition click on World Championship U 18 2015.

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