Egypt thrill home fans with grueling victory over Poland


Egypt blockers Ahmed gala and Abdelrahman Seoudy closed the ways of Poland spikers

Cairo, Egypt, August 23, 2017 - Egypt continued their magnificent performance to cruise past the struggling Poland team 4-1 (15-13, 15-7, 32-30, 13-15, 17-15) in a match that kept the spectators on their toes for 81 minutes in Pool A of the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's U23 World Championship at Cairo Stadium Complex in Egypt on Wednesday. 

Egypt ended their matches in Pool A in the third position with a 3-2 record, while Poland concluded at the 5th position with a 2-3 record to be eliminated. 

Egypt's opposite spiker Hisham Ewais led the match scorers with 24 points, while Konrad Formela led the losers with 18 points. 

All matches in Cairo are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

With their main line-up Egypt succeeded using razor sharp hits by opposite Hisham Ewais and outside spiker Ahmed Galal to lead easily 15-13, 15-7 and 2-0 in sets.

Poland rebounded in the second set and moved ahead using the efficient spikes of  Konrad Formela and Rafal Szymura. Egypt saved two set points before both teams entered into the most exciting phase of the competition as Egypt again saved 12 set points before Ewais spiked for the longest set point 32-30. 

Poland improved their defence and reception to win the third set 15-13, before Egypt concluded with a fantastic performance to win the fifth set 17-15 and the match 4-1. 

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