FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Mexico overcome improving Tunisia in straight sets


Jocelyn Urias (Mexico) penetrating the Tunisian block

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, August 1, 2013- Mexico flew past Tunisia 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-15) in their first match at the round robin tournament for 17 to 20 positions in FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship at Chatchi Hall in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Thursday.

 Mexico started the tournament with a victory to be 1-0, while Tunisia 0-1 with two matches to go in this tournament to determine the competition's last 4 positions.

 Mexico's efficient spiker Ana Valle led her team scorers with 15 points including one ace and another successful block followed by teammates Fernanda Bañuelos and Fernanda Guitron who contributed 11 points each.

 From the Tunisian side, Captain Emna Khalfa who was absent from the last match against Thailand due to injury, led her team scorers with 11 points including one dying block.

 Tunisia looked closely competitive in the first set as they were near all through till the draw 23-23 when they lost two points with defence errors. Afterwards Mexico started to control the match with Ana Valle playing a great role in her team's dominance to win the second and third sets easier than the first


 

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