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At the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Junior World Championship
09:45 United States, Italy, Brazil, China earn second round wins
 
Lima, Jul. 27 (ANDINA). The FIVB Volleyball Women’s Junior World Championship Peru 2011 second round started Tuesday with eight matches in Lima and Trujillo. United States, Italy, Brazil and China earned key early wins in the process.
In Pool E, Italy defeated host Peru. Photo: ANDINA/Vidal Tarqui
In Pool E, Italy defeated host Peru. Photo: ANDINA/Vidal Tarqui

The second round consists of three consecutive days (July 26-28) of round-robin pool play with four groups of four teams. Pool E and Pool F consist of the top eight teams in contention for the gold medal, while Pool G and Pool H are teams attempting to classify as high as ninth place.

In Pool E in Lima, United States won an all-Norceca battle over Dominican Republic with a 25-11, 25-15, 25-23 victory to open the second round. To end the day, Italy defeated host Peru 25-23, 25-20, 25-14 in front of a heavily partisan home crowd.

In Pool F in Trujillo, Brazil handled Belgium 25-22, 25-20, 25-21 to earn an important first victory to start the top eight second round pool. China defeated Slovakia 25-23, 20-25, 25-23, 25-21 for a good start to Pool F.

In Pool G in Lima, Cuba defeated Korea 25-23, 18-25, 26-24, 25-17 to start the second round. Japan started the group with a 25-9, 25-15, 25-14 win over Tunisia.

In Pool H in Trujillo, Russia defeated Egypt 25-10, 25-20, 25-11 to open the second round, while Poland edged Serbia 25-21, 25-17, 14-25, 18-25, 15-11 in a thrilling five-set match lasting four minutes shy of two hours.

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Date: 27/07/2011

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