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Favourites USA easily defeat debutants Algeria


USA captured its third victory in the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix

Belgrade, Serbia, August 9, 2013 – Reigning FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix title holders, USA, had an easy job against the newcomers from Algeria on Friday, scoring a flawless 3-0 (25-12, 26-15, 25-11) victory.

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United States’ women were the obvious favourites in the match, and were able to avoid a potential back-to-back loss in the World Grand Prix, which had last occurred in the first weekend of the 2010 competition. 

USA's Rachael Adams led all scorers with 11 points including nine kills while Cassidy Lichtman pitched in with nine. The Algerians were led by Safia Boukhima and Aicha Mezemate, who each tallied five points.

It was an easy day for USA as they started the first set in the lead and never let go. The Algerian women tried their best, but they could not pose a serious threat to the potent USA team. By the second technical time-out in the first set, USA already lead16-5, and it was clear that this would be a one sided duel.


The second set saw a couple of new US players on the court, who continued to dominate the newbies from Algeria. USA’s coach Karch Kiraly let all of his players participate in this match. In the end, it was an easy 3-0 sweep for the Americans, who are looking good ahead of the upcoming duels in Pool F.

On the other side, the Algerians added 38 more points to their overall score, summing up now a total of 144 points in their four matches combined. Algeria, is still searching for their first ever World Grand Prix win (and their first set win). 

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