Japan breeze past Egypt for a perfect World Championship start


Caguas, Puerto Rico, September 11, 2015 - Current silver medalists Japan stepped firmly on Puerto Rican soil with a massive 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-10) over Egypt at FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship Pool C opener held in Caguas.

Reserve spiker Kaori Mabashi topped the charts with 11 points, as the only player of the game to reach double numbers. Nanami Hirose and Shino Nakata, the latter also from the bench, added 9 points apiece for a crushing Japanese win. On Egypt, Rahma Almohandes was the best scorer with 5 tallies.

There wasn’t any more struggling after the first set, when Egypt failed to keep the Asian pace. The substitutions tried by coach Ahmed Fathi were useless, as Japan made them suffer from the service line and then counterattacking both swiftly and comfortably.

On Saturday action, Egypt will have another demanding game as they are on the way of Italy, while pool leaders Japan will follow with an all-Asian duel against Chinese Taipei.


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