FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Despite tough start, Korea beat Algeria in straight sets


Hyenongjin Ham receives a ball. Ham scored 14 points to be the second best for his country.

Mexicali, Mexico, June 29, 2013 - Korea struggled on the beginning of the match against Algeria, but made the right adjustments to achieve a 3-0 (25-22, 25-14,25-14) victory.

Captain Dong-Geun Jeong scored 19 points while Hyeongjin Ham scored 14 and Sungjeong Han 11. 

Algerians Larbi Hadroug and Akram Dekkiche scored 7 points apiece in loss against Korea in Pool D Match

Korean service was key in victory over Algeria. Hyeongjin Ham got 3 aces. Jaesung Jo and Captain Dong-Geun Jeong, 2 apiece.

Korea is now 2-0, as well as Brazil in Pool D. Both teams will face each other on Sunday at Mexicali State's Auditorium.

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