Japan had to rely on chips and soft returns to land the ball in the resistance court. Soon, Peru became aware of the plan and took the scheme.Japan’s coach, Uehara Norihito, was far from satisfied with his girls, but also sharp out “this is a young side and it is the first time they are challenging in an international tournament of an Olympic standard.”In the late game, the USA overcame a late surge from Egypt to win 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-23).
Egypt made a reappear in the last set and were leading at one stage, but a smash by Samantha Cash (USA) tied the game and soon her team had the lead to stay.
“We got a small piece lax in the last set and that’s where Egypt took an advantage,” said Cash.
Peru meet up Belgium and the USA take on Japan on Tuesday in the girls’ semifinals.
Egypt and Singapore will play for fifth and sixth place on Wednesday.