Korea beat Egypt 3-0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-15) - duration 1:03
03-Sep, start time: 14:00, end time: 15:03 - Attendance: 350 Korea stays unbeaten and goes to Stuttgart
Korea moves to the second round. It took the Asians only 65 minutes to defeat the last of group B, Egypt, with 3-0. The team of coach Hesham Badrawy, who celebrates his birthday today, has to go back home without any victory. The Asians might have a hard time in Stuttgart, where they will play the second round. As expected the Korean soon took the lead with 8-3. With this lead, the Korean setter Hye-Mi Kang successfully tested some combinations. Egypt could not compete against the fast and tricky net actions of the Korean team and lost the first set 13-25. Set two was even more unequal. Korea played concentrated and took profit of the mistakes on the Egyptian side of the net (25-10). The 6-2 lead of the Egyptian team in then third set was a surprise. Coach Hoa-Suk Ryu, who used all the 12 players in this match, reacted and took the first time out for his team. The Koreans found their footings bakc with three good serves of Dae-Joung Jung, Korea converted the first match ball (25-15). Egyptian Tahani Toson was the best scorer with 19 points. Korean Sun-Hye Chung was the leading Korean scorer with 13 points.