FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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France roll past Rwanda


France's players celebrate after the victory in straight sets over Rwanda

Tijuana, Mexico, June 27, 2013 – France stormed past Rwanda to claim an easy straight-set win (25-16, 25-12, 25-18) in the second match of Pool C on Thursday at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium of Baja California High Performance Center.

It was a powerful performance from the French team against an inexperienced side of Rwanda who battled hard but couldn’t overcome the big difference between the two teams.

Jean Patry was the lone player to finish the match with double figures in the scoring charts with 11 tallies. Nicolas Szerszen, Sebastian Roatta and Timothee Carle contributed 9, 8 and 7 points respectively. Rwanda’s top producer was Robert Nishimiyimana who finished with eight points.

Coach Slimane Belmadi gave playing chance to some of the players from the bench during the third set and they were able to keep up the consistency level.

Szerszen had five of the nine aces recorded by the winners while Roatta added three. France team outblocked Rwanda 8-0.

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