Fourth victory for USA 

DURANGO, Mexico, September 23, 2021 – Defending champions USA outclassed Puerto Rico in straight sets 3-0 (25-9, 25-15, 25-9) for their fourth victory without losses in Pool C at the U18 FIVB Girls’ Volleyball World Championship.

The Americans overwhelmed their opponents in blocks 14-1 and serves 6-0. Each team committed 16 unforced errors and the winners dominated 39-16 in attacks.

Eloise Brandewie led USA with 13 points, including seven blocks, while Devin Kahahawai and Julia Blyashov added 12 and points, respectively.

In another match, Italy defeated Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-19) with Julia Ituma and Dominika Giuliani leading the way with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Alondra Tapia, Alanae Margaritha and Ariana Rodriguez each had 6 points for the Dominican side.

The Italians totaled 10 aces (four by Ituma and three by Giuliani) against 6 by the defeated Dominicans.