Grecia Castro of Mexico spikes against Cuba. The Mexicans defeated the Caribbean team in four sets in the classification round for places 17 to 20.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 23, 2017 - Mexico clinched their first victory in FIVB Girls U18 World Championship after beating Cuba 3-1 (15-25, 25-16, 17-25, 16-25) in the classification round for places 17 to 20.
Uxue Amaya Guereca recorded 21 points in the Mexican win, while Melanie Parra finished with 17 and Grecia Castro with 11. For Cuba, Elizabeth Vicet tallied 13 and Odaimis Naomis Leliebre finished with 10.
Mexico outplayed Cuba in services with 11 totals against 5 by Cuba. Natalie Nava, Grecia Castro, and Uxue Amaya Guereca aced three times apiece. Cubans were slightly superior in blocks 9-7 and gave up 30 points against 22 by Mexico in 1 hour and 31 minutes.