FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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USA beat battling Rwanda in a 3-1 thriller


USA team celebrate their first victory against Rwanda in Pool C at Ataturk Hall in Izmir

 Izmir, Turkey, August 22, 2013- USA opened their campaign with a wide victory against new comers Rwanda 3-1 (25-11, 25-18, 27-29, 25-14) in their pool C match of the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Thursday. 

 Thomas Jaeschke led USA scorers with 19 points scored including 4 blocks followed by Benjamin Patch who contributed 15 points for his team. Rwanda's Captain Aimable Mutuyimana led his team scorers with 16 points.

 The main technical difference between the opponents was the reception which caused a lot of problems for the Rwandan team and allowed USA to use their service to win the first set widely 25-11. However the Rwandan team improved their reception relatively in the second set, but USA continued to use their spike service as well as their big weapons in attack Thomas Jaeschke and Benjamin Patch in attacks to win the second but harder 25-18.

 The third set was another picture as the Rwandan team fought hardly for each ball and started to use the proper setting to captain Aimable Mutuyimana who extracted all the power and scored the crucial points for his team to win the third set 29-27 after a great fight.

 Again USA used the spike service to disturb the Rwandans to win the fourth set 25-14 and the match 3-1.
 

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