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Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Canada beat Egypt 3-0 (25-9, 25-23, 25-12) - duration 1:06
30-Aug, start time: 17:01, end time: 18:07 - Attendance: 1,300
Canada makes it short with Egypt
Strongly fancied Canada won the Pool B clash with Egypt in straight sets. Although the Canadians, coached by Lorne Sawula, won the match against the Egyptian team relatively easy, the spectators here in the Schwerin Sport-and Kongresshall in Germany saw a hard fighting Egypt team. The team from the country on the Nil fought very hard, but the Egyptians didn't have any chance against the tall Canadians.
Egypt began the first set with an ace, but after this opening point the Canadians were able to take the lead very soon. The North Americans steamed to a 13-4 lead and the team of Lorne Sawula could not be caught anymore.
In the second set, the Canadian team had again a quick start. But the team from Egypt came back and erased six Canadian set points. The Canadian team won the second set after a service mistake of Egypt.
With the support of the spectators the team of Hesham Badrawy played very well in the beginning of the third set and was even leading with 4-1. When Egypt was leading 12-9, things changed and especially middle block Joanne Ross and outside attacker Janis Kelly scored plenty of points to give Canada the victory.
Egypt will have another chance on Saturday, when the African team will face The Netherlands. For Canada it will be more difficult to take a second victory when the North Americans are teamed up with Cuba.