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Tandara boosts Brazil’s semifinal win over Serbia

 
Tandara led Brazil to a 3-1 semifinal win over Serbia in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals
Nanjing, China, August 5, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta boosted the Brazilian offence with 24 points to make another trip to the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals, following their 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-23) semifinal win over Serbia at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Saturday.

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Tandara made 23 points from the attack line and added a block to enhance the team’s winning campaign. Drussyla Costa and Natalia Pereira gave Tandara added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Tijana Boskovic also had a solid performance for Serbia with 32 points, but the Brazilian defence managed to neutralise the other Serbian hitters.

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The victory gave Brazil the opportunity to defend their title in the World Grand Prix. They have previously won the World Grand Prix 11 times and have been runners-up for five times.

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Brazilian attackers struggled, while Boskovic had a productive start as she scored nine of Serbia’s 17 attacks and added two blocks and two aces in their opening set win at 25-20. Brazil managed to contain the other Serbian hitters and retaliated with two set victories at 25-23 and 25-14. Tandara helped Brazil elude the late run of Serbia in the fourth set and conclude the match at 25-23.


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