Three players got into double figures for the South Americans, with Sheilla Castro the top scorer on 14 points. Korean ace Kim Yeon-Koung dominated her team’s performance with 20 points.
2011 FIVB Volleyball World Grand
Brazil outblocked Korea 9-5 and outserved them 6-3.
Brazil’s strong serve and superior blocking put them in control early on, while the Koreans struggled with service reception and defense. Kim's strong serve earned a score and setter Park Seul-Gi’s block helped to revive the Koreans and cut into Brazil's lead. But Brazilian center attacker Fabiana Claudino and Thaisa Menezes stepped up their attacks and started to find holes in the Korean defense, allowing them to take the first set 25-17.
Brazil’s superior offense, strong serves and good blocking kept them on top in the second set, while Korea desperately needed better organization from their setter. Kim and left attacker Yoon Hye-Suk brought Korea back into the set and pulled level at 19-19, but Sheilla put Brazil back in the driving seat again.
Brazil again showed their serving power and striking ability in the third set, as well as great defense. Kim again led the way for Korea, whose defence also improved to give the home side a fighting chance. But in the end, Brazil’s superior blocking and attacking was enough to earn them the win.