FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Hard-nose play opens way to Mexico

The Mexican boys celebrate big the much needed win over Tunisia in their last chance

Tijuana, Mexico, June 30, 2013 – Hosts Mexico scored a much needed victory over Tunisia 30-28 25-17, 23-25, 25-18 to secure fourth place in Pool A of the FIVB Boys’ World Championship in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the Baja California High Performance Center on Sunday night.

They finished with a 1-3 record and four points and will meet the top team of Pool B in the round of sixteen next Wednesday.
The home boys recovered from a painful loss to Belgium in five-sets one day earlier and entered the court determined to get the win fighting for every point.
Ivan Molano led the offensive route with 18 points and received support from Ariel Acosta and Enrique Ugalde who contributed 10 and 9 points respectively.
Tunisia’s Wael Mrika and Wassim Ben Tara were the main offensive weapons of Tunisia with 13 and 8 points.

Mexico collected six points via aces to none from the Tunisians and out-blocked the African team 9-7.

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