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Spain, USA to play Volos 2015 final

Spain and USA will play for the 2015 women's world junior championship after each won heavily contested semifinals on Saturday in Volos. The Spanish women held off Canada 9-11 thanks to a tight advantage gained in the first half, while defending champion USA knocked off Russia 11-13, also after having gained the first and important lead in the first two quarters. In other results on Saturday Japan took 12th place beating Mexico in a high-scoring game 11-18, followed by Australia claiming 9th position in the final rankings after defeating New Zealand 6-15 on a dominant 2nd half. Italy and host Greece will play for 5th place after each side won its classification semifinals.


11th FINA World Women's Junior Championships 2015
Volos, Greece

Schedule and results


Day 1 - 17 August

Japan vs. Russia 20-23 (5-6, 5-6, 4-6, 6-5)
Hungary vs. South Africa 18-3 (4-2, 5-0, 3-0, 6-1)
New Zealand vs. Brazil 9-16 (3-3, 2-4, 2-6, 2-3)
Australia vs. Canada 9-12 (3-2, 2-3, 1-4, 3-3)
Italy vs. Netherlands 9-9 (5-1, 0-3, 2-3, 2-2)
Ukraine vs. Spain 8-23 (1-5, 2-6, 3-7, 2-5)
USA vs. Mexico 28-0 (6-0, 7-0, 7-0, 8-0)
Great Britain vs. Greece 4-27 (1-5, 2-8, 1-9, 0-5)

Day 2 - 18 August

Brazil vs. South Africa 14-5 (3-0, 7-1, 3-0, 1-4)
Hungary vs. New Zealand 17-7 (4-3, 4-1, 6-1, 3-2)
Netherlands vs. Canada 15-15 (3-5, 6-5, 2-2, 4-3)
Australia vs. Italy 7-8 (2-2, 2-0, 1-3, 2-3)
Mexico vs. Spain 5-30 (1-11, 1-6, 3-6, 0-7)
Ukraine vs. USA 0-23 (0-6, 0-6, 0-6, 0-5)
Great Britain vs. Japan 8-22 (2-5, 4-4, 1-4, 1-9)
Russia vs. Greece 13-16 (3-4, 3-2, 3-5, 4-5)

Day 3 - 19 August

Australia vs. Netherlands 13-9 (2-1, 3-0, 4-4, 4-4)
Italy vs. Canada 11-10 (2-4, 3-2, 4-3, 2-1)
Ukraine vs. Mexico 7-11 (3-1, 1-5, 1-1, 2-4)
USA vs. Spain 17-16 (5-6, 5-3, 4-2, 3-5)
Great Britain vs. Russia 6-22 (2-6, 1-5, 1-5, 2-6)
Hungary vs. Brazil 11-6 (2-2, 4-3, 4-0, 1-1)
New Zealand vs. South Africa 9-5 (0-2, 3-0, 1-2, 5-1)
Japan vs. Greece 8-22 (2-6, 3-5, 2-5, 1-6)

Day 4 - 20 August

Great Britain (4A) vs. South Africa (4B) 10-4 (1-0, 3-1, 3-2, 3-1) - game 25
Netherlands (4C) vs. Ukraine (4D) 30-4 (8-0, 10-1, 5-2, 7-1) - game 26
Russia (2A) vs. New Zealand (3B) 18-10 (4-2, 5-2, 4-2, 5-4) - game 27
Japan (3A) vs. Brazil (2B) 9-12 (3-4, 3-1, 1-3, 2-4) - game 28
Canada (2C) vs. Mexico (3D) 20-3 (3-0, 8-1, 4-2, 5-0) - game 29
20.00: Australia (3C) vs. Spain (2D) 9-11 (2-3, 2-3, 3-4, 2-1) - game 30

Day 5 - 21 August

South Africa (L25) vs. Ukraine (L26) 7-5 (0-0, 1-2, 3-2, 3-1) -  15th/16th place classification
Great Britain (W25) vs. Netherlands (W26) 7-22 (1-3, 3-3, 2-8, 1-8) - 13th/14th place classification
New Zealand (L27) vs. Mexico (L29) 12-9 (3-3, 5-2, 3-4, 1-0) - game 33
Japan (L28) vs. Australia (L30) 8-13 (0-1, 4-3, 1-4, 3-5) - game 34
Hungary (1B) vs. Spain (W30) 9-12 (3-4, 2-4, 3-3, 1-1) - game 36
Italy (1C) vs. Russia (W27) 10-15 (2-4, 1-2, 2-5, 5-4) - game 37
USA (1D) vs. Brazil (W28) 12-9 (3-3, 3-2, 4-3, 2-1) - game 38
Greece (1A) vs. Canada (W29) 9-10 (2-2, 2-3, 2-3, 3-2) - game 35

Day 6 - 22 August

Mexico (L33) vs. Japan (L34) 11-18 (1-3, 5-7, 5-3, 2-5) - 11th/12th place classification
New Zealand (W33) vs. Australia (W34) 6-15 (2-3, 2-2, 1-5, 1-5) - 9th/10th place classification
Italy (L37) vs. Brazil (L38) 13-5 (1-2, 5-1, 4-1, 3-1) - game 42
Greece (L35) vs. Hungary (L36) 11-8 (1-1, 3-2, 4-2, 3-3) - game 41

Canada (W35) vs. Spain (W36) 9-11 (2-3, 1-2, 3-3, 3-3) - game 43
Russia (W37) vs. USA (W38) 11-13 (3-4, 1-3, 4-4, 3-2) - game 44

Day 7 - 23 August

Hungary (L41) vs. Brazil (L42)  - 7th/8th place classification
Greece (W41) vs. Italy (W42)  - 5th/6th place classification
Canada (L43) vs. Russia (L44)  - 3rd/4th place classification
Spain (W43) vs. USA (W44)  - 1st/2nd place classification

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