Russia beats Egypt in three straight sets 25-20,26-24 and 25-18 played at Japan earlier today. Egypt gave Russia a scare in the second set, but Russia came back into the match and wrapped the match. Russia dominated the match throughout.
Egypt faced Russia in their third continuous match. Initially, the match went slowly each team earning a point but Egypt took a lead of 8-4 thanks to a good display of shots especially by Al Salah (Jersey 4). Russia came back soon earning 3 points in succession due to good shots and serve to catch up Egypt at 7-8. An excellent shot by Jersey no 17 earned Russia their 9th point and poor service by Egypt got them closer to 10-11, followed by a good block taking them to 11-12. Next point was challenged but went in favor of Egypt. The next point was also earned by Russia as it went out touching the blocked hands of an Egyptian player. Another good shot by Al Salah earned Egypt the 15th point and the led 15-13. Two good placements not only earned next 2 points to Russia to equal the score at 15-15, but they continued to take a lead of 16-15 when a break was taken. Russia got their 17th points thanks, a very good service. A similar excellent serve brought Egypt to equal the score to 17-17 a good shot by Jersey 17 earned their 18th point and continued to increase the lead to 21-17 by god shots and placements. Then service was broken but for just a while as they could not hold to their service as Egypt failed to take a shot. Egypt came back hitting hard to take the score to 20-22. Russians broke the service and continued to earn set point getting a ball that had gone out of the court and finally won the set at 25-20.
In the second game, Egypt got the first point as it touched the shirt of Russian player while Russia equaled via a net shot. After that, both teams got alternate points till 8-8. Egypt always got 1 point advantage. From 12-15 down Russia reduced the gap to 15-17. At 20-19 a good block from jersey number 6 got Egypt the 21st points. Russia came back into the match from being 23-24 down won the second set 26-24. In the third game, Russia began off well getting first 2 points. Egypt leveled the score at 3-3. Russia got 4 successive points to take a 7-4 lead. Russia dominated and never allowed Eygpt to come back into the game. Russia won the third set with ease 25-18.