Chinese Taipei, Taipei City, August 22, 2010 - Brazil scored a straight sets (25-16, 27-25, 25-16) win over Poland in the FIVB World Grand Prix in Taipei to maintain their momentum ahead of the Final Round next weekend.
The intensity began from the first point as both teams came out strong and fast. With more championships than any other side in history, Brazil managed a four-point lead before the first TTO and pulled further away with better blocking. Poland, instead, struggled to break through and lost the set to another powerful hit by Brazilian Jaqueline Carvalho.
Brazil could not carry their rhythm through to the second set and let Poland reach the first TTO following a long hit. Poland managed powerful serves to disturb Brazil and more effective attacks from the wings to maintain the lead. But they did not score the equalizer following a number of unforced errors. Brazil took the chance to take over the lead and reached set point as Poland struggled to keep up. The winner was not straightforward as Brazil gave away two points by a long serve and hit. Just as the momentum seemed to stay on the Polish side they forced an error to gift Brazil the set.
Brazil was determined to play a quick set in the third and easily saw off the Europeans in the third for the win.