Korea sweep Algeria for second win at World Cup


Korea celebrate a point during their 3-0 victory over Algeria.

Matsumoto, Japan, August 24, 2015 – Asian runners-up Korea swept African runners-up Algeria 3-0 here Monday afternoon for their second straight victory at the 2015 FIVB Women's World Cup.

Lee So-young had 12 points to lead Korea to the 25-8, 25-9, 25-19 triumph with Kim Yeon-koung adding six in the first set and sitting on the bench for the rest of the match. Korea outblocked Algeria 7-0.

Having secured back-to-back World Cup victories for the first time since 2007, Korea improved to a 2-1 win-loss record before the rest day of the tournament on Tuesday. They also produced 10 aces in the match that lasted for 67 minutes, compared with three for Algeria.

Hammouche Nawel had five kills to lead the scoring of the young team from Algeria, which has yet to win a set in three matches. Their best efforts came in the third set when they scored the highest points in this tournament so far.

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