Lee Wonjeong of Korea sets a ball while Minji Choi observes. Korea defeated Cuba 3-1 on Monday in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe, Argentina, August 21, 2017 - Korea finally got the win in FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship after defeating Cuba in four sets.
The Asians claimed their victory in Pool A by scores of 25-16, 25-18, 22-25 and 25-9 in 1 hour and 32 minutes of game time.
Jiyun Jeong topped with 21 points for Korea, while Juah Lee scored 11 and Hyemin Park 10. Elizabeth Vicet Campos also recorded more 21 points on the Cuban side, followed by Ailama Cese Montalvo with 11.
However it was not enough for a Cuban team that finished down in services against Korea (8-16). Vicet aced 5 times, while Jeng and Park did it four times apiece.
Cubans also struggled with their reception and also suffered in block plays that were key to maintain there chances in order to keep the hope of a first win.
Unfortunately, the team from the Caribbean had surrendered 34 points by error.