Egypt continue victory rhythm as Tunisia hardly beat Algeria

25 September 2013

Sousse, Tunisia, September 24, 2013- Egypt came one more step towards fifth consecutive crown as they secured the third straight victory against Libya 3-1 (25-16, 25-14, 23-25, 25-16) in the third day of the 2013 Men's African Nations Championship held in Sousse, Tunisia on Tuesday.

 

 Egypt led easily 2-0 before the Libyan team entered the match late in the third set to improve to 1-2 before the Egyptians regained their consistency to win the fourth set and the match 3-1. Egypt improved their win- loss ratio to 3-0 raising their points to 9. Libya dropped to 0-3 and still with 0 points.

 

 Tunisia came back late to clinch a tough five set win over Algeria 3-2 (25-23, 24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 16-14) in a fantastic 135 minutes of thrilling volleyball. Tunisia improved their record to 2-1 with 5 points.

 

 In another grueling tiebreaker Morocco pulled off a 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 26-28, 17-25, 15-13) over Cameroon in the tournaments longest match (148 min.). Morocco scored five consecutive points in the first set to turn the score from 20-23 to win the set 25-23. The Moroccan team became highly motivated to win the second set and lost two match points in the third set before Cameroon improved the score to 2-1. The West Africans continued with high motivations to win the fourth set, but Morocco came on time to win the tiebreak 15-13 and their third match in the competition to improve to 3-0 with 7 points and claim the second position in the standings. Cameroon dropped to 1-2 with 3 points.

 

Results

No

Date

Teams

Set

Result per set (points)

Total
Points

Time

Audience

1

2

3

4

5

1

22-Sep

EGY-CMR

3-0

25-17

25-21

25-23

 

 

75-61

1:21

150

2

22-Sep

ALG-MAR

2-3

25-21

20-25

25-22

18-25

13-15

101-108

2:23

150

3

22-Sep

TUN-LBA

3-0

25-14

25-19

25-16

 

 

75-49

1:15

300

4

23-Sep

MAR-LBA

3-1

25-22

22-25

25-23

25-16

 

97-86

1:52

170

5

23-Sep

CMR-ALG

3-2

25-22

21-25

18-25

25-23

15-12

104-107

2:19

300

6

23-Sep

TUN-EGY

1-3

25-22

20-25

23-25

20-25

 

88-97

1:58

500

7

24-Sep

MAR-CMR

3-2

25-23

25-20

26-28

17-25

15-13

108-109

2:24

150

8

24-Sep

LBA-EGY

1-3

16-25

14-25

25-23

16-25

 

71-98

1:42

160

9

24-Sep

ALG-TUN

2-3

23-25

26-24

25-18

22-25

14-16

110-108

2:15

200

 

Standings

Rk

Code

Country

Points

Matches

Points

Sets

Won

Lost

Won

Lost

Ratio

Won

Lost

Ratio

1

EGY

EGYPTE

9

3

 

270

220

1,227

9

2

4,500

2

MAR

MAROC

7

3

 

313

296

1,057

9

5

1,800

3

TUN

TUNISIE

5

2

1

271

256

1,059

7

5

1,400

4

CMR

CAMEROUN

3

1

2

274

290

0,945

5

8

0,625

5

ALG

ALGERIE

3

 

3

318

320

0,994

6

9

0,667

6

LBA

LIBYE

 

 

3

206

270

0,763

2

9

0,222

 

 



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