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link to: Official 2002 World Championship website
Women's World Championship 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Brazil beat Bulgaria 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-21) - duration 1:10
14-Sep, start time: 15:00, end time: 16:10 - Attendance: 5,180
Brazil grabs seventh spot
Brazil took the seventh spot at the 2002 Women's World Championship after a straight sets victory over Bulgaria. The South American Champion was simply better than the Bulgarians, who can be proud finishing in the Elite Eight of this event.
In the first set, Brazil was just a little bit better than Bulgaria. Some nice quick South American attacks put the bronze medallist of the 2001 European Championship immediately under pressure. Although Bulgaria came back at the end thanks some attacks of star player Antonia Zetova, Brazil won the first set without any problems (25-22).
Brazil also took off quickly in the second set. The South American Champion won many rallies and took a big lead (20-10). Brazil gallery played to the end of the set and allowed Bulgaria to make some more points (25-22).
In the third set, the gap Brazil made at the beginning was enough to clinch the set. Like in the previous sets, the comeback of Bulgaria started too late. Although the European squad made some nice block points, the Brazilians survived and clinched the 3-0 victory by taking the set 25-21. The quick attack of Valeska Menezes was the last point of the World Championship for the Brazilian team.
Bulgarian Antonia Zetova was the best scorer of the match with 19 points. On the Brazilian side, Luciana Nascimento was the best player with 14 points.