FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Historical win for Egypt against USA

Egypt celebrates a historical triumph. The African champions have a 2-2 record.

Mexicali, Mexico, June 30 2013 - Egypt defeated the United States 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 25-17) in their last match of the first round in Pool D.

Mohamed Shehabeldeen scored 18 points for the Egyptian team while Eid Abouelsoud finished with 15, including four aces.

Saad Ahmed also had a solid performance for the African champions, by scoring 14 points, including three blocks and captain Ahmend Saleh closed with 10.

On the American side, Jacob Arnitz was the only player with double digit with 20 points. 

Karl Apfelbach was the second top scorer for USA with only 9. After this match, Egypt finished with a 2-2 record on first round, while the United States stood with 1-2.

The loss against Egypt was the second for USA after being defeated by Brazil. 

The team coached by Colin McMillan opened with a victory against Algeria (0-3), that will face Brazil (3-0) on Monday. 

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