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2005 Youth Girls' Under 18 World Championships
Macau, 23 – 31 July 2005

Match Descriptive

Argentina beat Egypt 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-7) - duration 1:11
24-Jul, start time: 14:02, end time: 15:13 - Attendance: 150
City: Macau; Hall : Dome
Argentina record their first win in Pool A
Macau, China, July 24, 2005 -- Argentina recorded their first win in Pool A by beating Egypt in straight sets on the second day of the Girls' U18 World Championship on Sunday.
The South Americans, who had lost 3-1 to Croatia on Saturday, won 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-7).
Argentina improved their win-loss record to 1-1, while Egypt, who had beaten Macau the previous day, slipped to 1-1.
From the opening exchanges it was clear that Argentina had too much firepower, and too much height on the block.
Behind the serving of Carla Castiglione, Argentina jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first set.
Luisina Yaccuzzi on the right and captain Paula Nizetich on the left kept the Egyptians' defence busy, and it was largely Argentine errors that gave their opponents points in the early stages.
Nahla Abdel Fattah got the Argentines thinking, however, with some well-placed spikes of her own, and Egypt had recovered somewhat to trail 16-10 at the second TTO.
But Argentina were always in control, and won the first set 25-17.
Egypt played much better at the start of the second set, but Patricia Oillataguerre stepped up the pace for Argentina and they led 16-10 at the second TTO.
Marwa Abdel Razek Yassein delayed the inevitable, before Argentina took the second set 25-14 with a crisp drive from the right by Yaccuzzi.
Egypt's play became ragged in the third, and they called a time-out trailing 5-1. But there was nothing they could do to knock Argentina out of their stride, and the South Americans won the third set 25-7.