Carla Tristan (PER) spikes against Mona Badawy and Dina Youssef (EGY)
October 31 - Nagoya: Peru began their World Championships campaign with a convincing win over Egypt in the opening game of Group D.
A small but noisy band of South American fans cheered on their side as they chalked up a 25-19, 25-6, 25-13 victory in Nagoya's Rainbow Hall.
Peru began the match looking to overpower their opponents, with Patricia Soto scoring with early big spikes.
But resolute defending by Sherihan Abd El Fattah and clever play by setter Yosra Selim made sure that Egypt never lost touch with their rivals.
Peru went into the second technical time-out with a 16-8 lead, after more power play from Soto and solid blocking by Mirtha Uribe.
Captain Leyla Chihuan was also growing in influence for the South Americans, and Peru took the first set 25-19 on their second set point.
Abd El Fattah and Selim were again behind most of Egypt's best moves at the beginning of the second set, but it was Peru who took the early lead.
Natalia Romanova's power at the net gave Egypt another attacking threat to worry about, and Peru went into the second TTO with a 16-5 advantage.
Ingy El Shamy led Egypt's valiant efforts to repel the growing wave of Peruvian pressure, but Soto wrapped up the second set 25-6 with a spike from Uribe's set-up.
The north Africans began the third set brightly, but Peru's spiking strength was again proving hard to live with.
Sara Lobaton Joya made her first appearance of the match with the score at 12-7 in Peru's favour, and immediately made her presence felt with a feignted tip-over at the net.
The South Americans then stretched their lead to 20-8 before Egypt coach Andres Martinez tried to stem the tide by calling a time-out.
But it could not stop Peru from notching their first win of the competition, captain Chihuan sealing the match with an authoritative spike.