Korean good vibe grants victory over Peru for eleventh place


Korean Jiyun Jeong spikes against Peruvian block

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 27, 2017 - Korea closed their participation in FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship in the eleventh place of the tournament after beating Peru 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 25-27 and 25-16).

The team coached by Wanki Cho needed 1 hour and 53 minutes to grab the victory based on the powerful attack of Hyemin Park, Jiyun Jeong and Juah Lee, who scored 19 points apiece. Mini Choi also contributed to the team by tallying 14 units.

Kiara Montes topped for Peru with 17 points while Danita Llano scored 13 in the last set as a starter and the previous three as a substitute. 

Peru came back in the third set as took the best from Korea’s errors. It seemed difficult for the South American team but not impossible. However, Korea could control the match in the fourth with a nine points advantage.

Korea dominated with the services 14-10. Juah Lee aced 5 times for the Asian squad. Kiara Montes also showed good performance with the same number of aces but could not capitalize as many points as they did in the first three sets.


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