FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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First victory in first international experience for USA Boys


Jacob Arnitz totalized 18 points for the United States squad.



MEXICALI, Mexico, June 27 2013 — Colin McMillan achieved his first victory as head coach in an Age Group World Championship. The United States defeated 3-1 Algeria in a very exciting match celebrated at Mexicali State Auditorium on thursday. 

Colin McMillan, coach of United States: “This is the first international experience for many of our boys. It was a tough first set, but We were able to work in our service to give pressure”.

Ghomari Sidi Mohammed, coach of Algeria: “We started playing very well, on the first set and also had a good third set, but we lost stability in our game.

Walit Ait Salem, captain of Algeria: “We started with a very combative game on the first set. Unfortunately we lost rythm. That’s the way volleyball is.”

Christian Blough, captain of United States: “Congratulations to Algeria. We tried to keep on playing, score points and to get back on the game. This was a very exciting first match for both teams”. 



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