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WCHJ W: Italy rallies past Egypt to book first win

by WoV
source: fivb.org

Titleholder Italy rallied past Egypt 25-17, 25-23, 25-16 on Sunday to book their first win at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Brno, Czech Republic. Italy’s middle blocker Laura Melandri topped the scorers with 13 points, seven spikes and six block kills. Best scorers for Egypt were Kenzie Assem and Aya Elshamy with eight points each.

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Italian team

Italy’s middle blocker Laura Melandri topped the scorers with 13 points, seven spikes and six block kills. Best scorers for Egypt were Kenzie Assem and Aya Elshamy with eight points each.

Egypt jumped out for a 14-12 lead in the first set, before Italy displayed a 4-point run to enter the first technical timeout at 16-14 and never looked back. The strong Africans did not give up in the second set. However, their comeback came too late as Italy kept the upper hand during money time (25-23). The story of the match remained the same in the third set with Italy pulling through. At the end, Egypt had 24 direct errors while Italy had 17. 

To read more news from this competition click on Junior World Championship 2013 W

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