Algeria’s women’s team clinched the gold medal in Pool 3 of the CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup zonal phase in front of their home fans in Bejaia on Monday after a thrilling match against Mozambique in the final.
Algeria rebounded after losing the first match to draw level at 1-1, and then advanced to 2-1 using the great support of the spectators before Mozambique fought back to clinch the fourth match and draw 2-2.
Algerian pair Meriem Boucheta and Amel Khamtache made it the perfect finish for the team however as they defeated Amelia Cumbi and Guiffermina Cossa 15-8 in the golden set to finish on top.
Both teams secured their berth for CAVB Beach Volleyball Continental Cup finals to be held in June 2012.
No Winner Scores
1. MOZ 2:1 (23-21,13-21, 15-11)
2. ALG 2:0 (25:23, 21:14)
3. ALG 2:0 (22:20, 23:21)
4. MOZ 2:1 (25:23, 18:21, 15:13)
5. ALG 1:0 (15- 8)
Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day