Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic lost opening matches at U18

DURANGO, Mexico, September 21, 2021 – Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic lost their opening matches at the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship to Romania and Turkey, respectively.

Romania beat Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-21) while Turkey dispatched Dominican Republic also 3-0 (25-15, 25-21, 25-18).

Denisa Chaluta (13) and Andra Badiu (10) topped the scoring for Romania. Puerto Rico’s Chareika Carrión finished with 9 points.

Buse Ozden led three Turkish players with double figures in the scoring charts with 13 points, followed by Pelin Eroktay and Melisa Bukmen with 11 and 10, respectively. Alanae Margaritha and Crismeily Rodríguez each had 6 points for the Dominican side.

The Turkish out-blocked the Dominicans 11-1 and led in attacks 39-24. Each time landed 5 aces.