Japan thrash Mexico for first win at U23 Worlds


Cairo, Egypt, August 19, 2017 - Japan registered their first win at the 2017 FIVB Men's U23 World Championship here today, demolishing Mexico 4-0 (15-12, 15-12, 15-11, 15-10) in 58 minutes and leaving the American side winless and setless after two matches.

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

The result lifts Japan to 1-1 in the standings of Pool while Mexico drop to 0-2. The top two teams of each pool in Cairo advance to the semifinals. Ridl Garay was Mexico's best scorer with 8 points.

Japan overwhelmed Mexico on the net and also took advantage of 20 unfored errors by the losers. Jin Tsuzuki with 11 points and Masato Katsuoka with 10 (including three aces) led the scoring for Japan.

At no point during the match did Japan feel threatened, finishing the game with a 54% attacking efficiency.

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