London 2012

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Brazil qualify to quarterfinals round


The superb blocking of Brazil proved to be too much for Serbia on Sunday

London, Great Britain, August 5, 2012 – Olympic defending champions Brazil cruised to a 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-16) victory over Serbia to complete the list of teams qualified to the quarterfinals of the women’s volleyball tournament at the London Olympic Games on Sunday.

The South Americans outscored the Serbians in blocks (13-2) and in aces (6-1) while committing only 10 unforced errors for the match.

Thaisa Menezes paced Brazil with 14 points, including a match-high five blocks while Sheilla Castro finished with 12 points and four serving aces. Fabiana Claudino had four blocks among her 10 points and Jaqueline Carvalho chipped in with 10 tallies.

Ivana Djerisilo had 11 points and Brankica Mihajlovic added 10 for Serbia.


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