Mexico Squeaks Past Egypt in U20 Pool A

  0 Wendy Mayer | July 14th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball

2017 FIVB VOLLEYBALL U20 World Championships – Pool A

  • July 14-16, 2017
  • FIVB Volleyball U20 World Championships
  • Cordoba, Mexico
  • Schedule/Results

Pool A

Russia def. Bulgaria 3-1 (25-15, 25-13, 24-26, 25-13)

Mexico def. Egypt 3-2 (16-26, 29-31, 25-20, 25-19, 15-13)


Russia was a clear winner on the stats sheet in a four-set victory over Bulgaria, while Mexico used a dominant offensive stand to overcome Egypt in an error-riddled five setter on Day 1 of the U20 Championships on Friday.


Russia 3, Bulgaria 1

Six Russian players managed eight or more points, including five with double digit efforts in a four-set win over Bulgaria.

Angelina Lazarenko put down a team-best 15 points, including nine kills, three blocks and three aces. Anna Kotikova, Anastasia Stalnaya, Elizaveta Kotova and Maria Vorobyeva chipped in 10 points apiece. Kotova and Kotikova put up three blocks apiece, while Vorobyeva added three aces.

Monika Krasteva and Emileta Racheva scored nine points apiece to lead Bulgaria. Krasteva put down nine kills, while Racheva registered a match-high six blocks, two aces and a kill. Borislava Saykova added eight points, including four stuffs.

Russia outscored Bulgaria 99-67, including a 45-27 edge in kills and 10-7 lead in aces. Bulgaria managed one more block (13-12), but committed 32 errors in the match.


Mexico 3, Egypt 2

Mexico overcame a 2-0 deficit in the match to grab a five-set win over Egypt. The Mexicans downed 60 kills to offset 46 miscues in the match.

Egypt won the block (11-8) and from the service line (10-8), but it was not enough in the 110-108 loss.

Uxue Amaya Guereca Parra led the Mexican attack with 24 points, including 17 kills, five aces and two blocks. Karla Daniela Mireles Valdez (16), Kathya Paulina Garcia Chavez (15) and Francia Sanchez (11) followed. Valdez put down 14 kills, while Chavez added 15 putaways. Sanchez put up a team-best three blocks to go with eight kills.

Noura Moawad paced Egypt with 17 points, while Nada Meawad added 15. Moawad put down 12 kills, while a team-leading four blocks and an ace. Meawad chipped in 11 kills, three aces and a block. Salma Mahmoud managed nine points, including a team-best four aces.

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Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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