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Shams players celebrate the qualification to semifinal
13 April 2017
Monastir, Tunisia, April 13, 2017 - Shams from Egypt made it through to the semi finals of the 2017 women’s African club championship after recording a 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-16) win over INJS of Cameroun in Monastir, Tunisia on Thursday.
Shams got off to a cracking start with spikes from Nada Meawad. It was aggressive play with both teams going for block outs. Shams led 8-3. Shams exchanged powerful spikes with Meawad making her presence known with a number of key points. Points were full of action with spectacular saves on both sides, but Shams was on fire and took the set 25-12.
INJS and Shams seemed to try and out power each other as they each took turns swinging in the 2nd set. INJS couldn’t contain the Shams onslaught, a combination of pressure serving, blocking and hits. Shams dominated 25-19.
Shams maintained their momentum in the 3rd set to lead 8-2 in the early stages. INJS tried to climb back into the set. Shams looked flat and took advantage to nail the set 25-16 and are now in the last four.