Algeria beat Australia 3-0 for first World Grand Prix win


Taldykorgan, Kazhakstan, 28 June, 2015 - Algeria won their first ever World Grand Prix match, beating Australia 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-13) in Pool N, with Redouani Amina leading the way as the only player from either side to score in double figures.

Neither side had won a World Grand Prix match and in their second season, Australia led at the first TTO of the opening set after a decent serve from Katarina Osadchuk. Successive aces from Kahin Abouche helped Algeria swing the advantage to 16-12 at the next TTO and in their third World Grand Prix season, they went on to take the set 25-19.

The early stages of the second were level, until Australia's errors put them behind and Algeria led 13-7. The Volleyroos then rallied and worked their way back into the match to level at 19-19. Georgina Rowe was prominent for Australia as they took a 21-19 lead, but Algeria wouldn't be denied at took a commanding 2-0 lead with a 25-22 second-set win.

Redouani was a force in the third set on her way to 12 points for the match and scored to give Algeria a 16-12 lead. From there Algeria barely gave Australia a chance and they won the third set 25-13, to take the match 3-0 and celebrate their first FIVB World Grand Prix victory. The 3-0 win ensures Algeria also increases their total set wins from three to six in the competition.

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