Caguas, Puerto Rico, September 13, 2015 - Opening FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship Day 3 in Caguas, Chinese Taipei smiled for the first time in Puerto Rico with a 3-1 (24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17) win over Egypt at their final Pool C game.
Multifunctional setter Lo Yi Ching played a key role, as she switched to outside spiker when Chinese Taipei dropped the first set. Lo fired 9 points despite her lower height (160 cm) and strengthened the overall outcome of the team, while captain Lee Yu headed the scoring force with 6 blocks and 16 total points.
Egypt reached their peak of the tournament during the first set, with Rahma Almohandes and Malak Badawy spiking the way to a hard-fought 26-24. However, that’s when the flow of the match changed and the Asian side took control to never let go.
After three games for each, Chinese Taipei finished pool play ranked third and therefore will have a lighter challenge on the next round, facing two fourth-placed teams. Egypt fell to the bottom of Pool C, still winless in the competition.