FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Host Mexico fall short in four sets against Egypt

Mexican captain Mauricio Lopez receives a ball against Egypt.

Mexicali, Mexico, July 5 2013 - Egypt edged Mexico in the fourth set to win 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 29-27) in the classification round for places 9-16 that took place at Mexicali State Auditorium.

Mohamed Shehabeldeen scored 22 points for Egypt including 2 aces and 3 blocks to be the best. Ewais Hisham scored 15 while Eid Abouelsoud and Mohamed Hassan tallied 11 apiece.

Egyptian captain Ahmed Saleh also registered double digit, with a total of 10 points.

Enrique Ugalde was Mexico's top scorer with 18 points. Ivan Molano scored 12 and captain Mauricio Lopez 10. They only had one successfull serving play with Lopez. Blocking was very balanced for both teams (11 points on each side).

The African champions had an advantage of 8-6 at first technical timeout in the first set. However the hosts recovered and went 16-14 by the second one. They also had a good serving game with Shehabeldeen and Saleh, who registered two aces apiece.

Egyptians will match the winner between USA and Belgium, while Mexico will play against the loser of the same match.

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