Mexicali, Mexico, September 20, 2015 - Egypt claimed their first victory at FIVB Men's U21 World Championship after beating Mexico in three sets. Scores were 27-25, 25-19, 25-21.
The team coached by Polish Grzegorz Rys finished their participation in place 15 of the whole competition, while hosts, Mexico closed in the 16th position.
Mohamed Abdelmohsen Seliman and Abdelrahman Abouelella closed as top scorers for Egypt with 11 points apiece. Alan Gabriel Martinez and Ridl Alexis Garay Nava were the top scorers for Mexico with 12 and 11, respectively.
The key to Egyptian victory was based in blocking and serving. Egypt outplayed Mexico un blocks by claiming 12 points against only 2 by the hosts. Mohamed Seliman closed as top blocker with 4 points.
The African team aced five times against only one by Mexico. Four of their aces were scored by Ahmed Elashry.
The first set was the toughest, as Mexico tried to recover and go for a win as the locals had a superiority in attacking points. However Rys' team worked hard on the net and put pressure on every serve.