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Silver for the DR in U18 Volleyball World Championship

The lower-seeded Dominican girls volleyball team was the big surprise during the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship that took place in Argentina. The Dominican team played what FIVB described as a “spectacular final match” losing 3-1 to the defending champions from Italy. The game went 25-23, 19-25, 25-12 and 25-20). Dominican Republic fought hard led by Madeline Guillen, who scored 25 tallies.

FIVB reported: “While Italy secured back-to-back titles for the first time of their history, for Dominican Republic it was also a dream run as the Caribbean girls reached the podium for the very first time in this age group category.”

The Dominican team had joined volleyball powerhouses Italy, Russia and Turkey in reaching the semi-finals of the FIVB Volleyball Girls’ U18 World Championship taking place in Rosario, Argentina.

To advance in the quarterfinals, the Dominican U18 years volleyball team defeated Russia on Saturday, 26 August 2017, 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-21).

Earlier the Dominican team had been the favorite Poland 3-2 on Thursday, 24 August 2017. The game was played to the limits with the DR team winning the first, second and fifth sets (21-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-20 and 14-16), and the win was again credited to the stellar performance by Madeline Guillen.

And then on Friday, 25 August, the DR grabbed a 3-0 victory from host Argentina (21-25, 17-25, 18-25).

Source: DR1,

Aug 29, 2017

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