Rosario, Argentina, August 26, 2017 - Mexican opposite Uxue Guereca Parra rewrote the scoring record of the competition as she rocketed 38 points to help Mexico earn a 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-13, 21-25, 15-13) over China at the final World Champs game for both of them.
The result left Mexico at the 18th place of the standings and China finished 19th.
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Guereca successfully converted 33 spikes out of 68 attempts and added four blocks and one ace to round up her numbers. Behind her was wing-spiker Grecia Castro, with 13 tallies for Mexico, while Liu Yu and Jiao Dian were the main providers for China, with 20 and 14 points respectively.
With some serious serving damage and Guereca already active, Mexico controlled the entire first set until a 25-22 score. The Mexican opposite added another 8 points to her count on the following set, but Jiao Dian helped China to reach the tie by 25-21. Then, they exchanged the lead once again - Mexico woke up and rushed to 8-1 and 16-5 leads to close it with Guereca 25-13, but China had an enriched Liu Yu next and another 25-21 created the tie-breaker. The Asian side extended the momentum and gave shape to an 11-8 on the board, but Guereca spiked and blocked to bounce back 13-12. A struggle at the net closed the 15-13 for Mexico.