Team USA 3, Egypt 1
Date of competition: Friday, August 30, 2013
The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team rebounded from a slow start in its first playoff match at the FIVB Volleyball Men's Under-21 World Championship on Friday, defeating Egypt, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, in Izmir, Turkey.
The win ensured the United States (3-3) a place in the bracket competing for ninth-12th place. The U.S. will face Serbia (5-1) on Saturday. The U.S. and Serbia previously squared off in pool play, with Serbia coming out on top, 3-0.
The U.S. converted 43.44 percent of its attacks for points while holding Egypt to 35.29 percent. Egypt led in aces (6-5) and had fewer errors (26-34), but the MJNT had the advantage in blocks (13-7).
Stanford sophomore James Shaw scored one point on one block along with two digs and 14 running sets.
--- USA Volleyball
posted by Rick on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm
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