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USA sweeps Kenya to begin FIVB Women's U23 run


USA's Erica Wilson spikes against Kenya on day one at FIVB Women's U23 Open in the city of Mexicali.

Mexicali, Mexico, October 5, 2013 - The United States swept Kenya 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-6), to begin the first day of action at the premier FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 Championship Open matches at Mexicali State Auditorium on Saturday.

Monique Mead was the top scorer for the American team with 12 points, while captain Gina Mancuso scored 11. 

Triza Atuka and captain Gaudencia Makokha finished with three points each for Kenya. 

USA set a difference with a solid serving game, with a total of 11 team aces and seven team blocks. 

Outside Hitter Hayley Hodson made five aces and Erica Wilson completed two in a match that lasted 52 minutes.

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