United States and Serbia claim third victories  

DURANGO, Mexico, September 23, 2021 - United States managed a four set win over Romania 3-1 (25-21, 25-11, 18-25, 25-16) on day three of the 2021 Girls’ U18 World Championship in Durango, Mexico, while Serbia had no difficulties to outclass Canada at Fenadu Venue. 

The U.S. finished the match with comfortable advantages in every skill, attacks (46-35), blocks (11-9) and serves (8-6). 

Four American players scored double-digits, led by middle blocker Margaret Mendelson with a match-high 17 points, including four blocks and three aces. Outside hitters Harper Murray and Devin Kahahawai contributed 12 and 11 points, respectively, and middle blocker and Captain Allick Rabekah contributed 10 tallies. 

Top scorers for Romania were outside hitter Teodora Elena Iancu with 15 points, including two blocks and one ace, and opposite hitter Denis Stefania Cheluta with three blocks and two aces among her 13 points. 

In Pool A, Serbia beat Canada 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-22) controlling the match from start to finish.  

Opposite hitter Jovana Zelenovic led Serbia with 13 points while middle blocker Hena Kurtagic and outside hitter Ksenija Tomic finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively.