Best scorers of the match were Aya Elshamy for Egypt and Bayou Louiza for Algeria with 13 points each.
As from the start of the match, Egypt took control of the contest with better blocking and sharp serves. Algeria did their best to bounce back but the athletes of head coach Saidani Aimed Eddine committed too many unforced errors for a successful comeback.
Egypt continue their U20 World Champs campaign on Saturday versus Nigeria while Algeria enjoy a rest day on the second competition day of the 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship.
Egypt coach Hesham Badrawy was happy with the performance of his team. He said the first match is never easy to play:
Egypt coach Hesham Badrawy: “It was a difficult match from the beginning. We started to play well after the first set. However, it was the first match, so it was a very good performance. I believe that we will play even better in the next matches.”
Egypt captain Farida El Askalany: “We played with Algeria four times in the last weeks so we knew how we could win. We studied the Algerian block and service. We knew which player to focus on.”
Algeria coach Saidani Aimed Eddine: “I am not very happy. We played not very well today. I said to the girls how they should play – where they should attack and serve – but they could not handle it. We have to improve our tactics.“
Algeria captain Sarah Akroun: “I am very sad because I was very ambitious for this match. We lost against Egypt in the African championship, so we aimed for a revenge. Nevertheless, it did not happen.”
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