Matsumoto, Japan, August 26, 2015 – Former European champions Serbia powered past African runners-up Algeria 3-0 here Wednesday afternoon for their third straight win at the 2015 FIVB Women’s World Cup following an opening 3-1 loss to China.
The Serbian women, who had won the European championship in 2011, collected the 25-7, 25-11 and 25-3 win in 58 minutes to improve to a 3-1 win-loss record. In the third set, they had an amazing 14-0 start and went on to seal their most lopsided set win at this tournament.
Serbia coach Zoran Terzic rotated his players during the match and Brankica Mihajlovic and Jovana Stevanovic scored 11 points apiece. Serbia outshot Algeria 37-6 and led 15-1 and 7-0 in blocking and ace serving respectively.
The young team of Algeria has been unable to win a single set in the past four matches.