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World Olympic Qualification Tournament - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Australia beat Algeria 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-16) - duration 1:10
23-May, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:10 - Attendance: 4,210
Australia Downs Algeria 3-0
After a slow start, the Australians went ahead 12-6 by taking advantage of mistakes by the Algerians and carried their lead to 20-13. Led by high scorer Hidde Van Best the Australians widened their lead to 23-17 and gained set point on an Algerian serving error and took the set 25-17.
In the second set, the Australians edged ahead to take a 10-7 lead and went on to widen their lead to 12-9 but the Algerians fought back to even the score 12-12. They were again deadlocked until the score reached 21 all. The Australians went ahead 23-20 on a pair of Algerians errors, and took the set 25-22 on additional Algerian mistakes.
The Australians capitalized on Algerian errors to take the upper hand in the third set. They went ahead 11-7 and widened their lead to 20-13. The Australians took the set 25-16 to end the match.