FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Sada Cruzeiro outclass Sportif Sfaxien


Wallace Souza celebrates big the victory over Sportif Sfaxien

Betim, Brazil, October 16, 2013 – Brazil’s Sada Cruzeiro subdued Tunisia’s Sportif Sfaxien in straight-sets (25-16, 25-17, 25-15) to register their second victory in as many outings in Pool B of the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship in front of 3,228 spectators at Divino Braga Gymnasium on Wednesday.

Wallace Souza and Yoandy Leal each recorded 11 points to lead the winners. Eder Carbonera contributed 7 points while Isaac Santos and Paulo Costa each had six tallies,

Mohammed Ben Abdallah finished as the top scorer for the defeated side with 7 points.

Sada Cruzeiro dominated in the blocking charts 8-3 and held a 3-1 margin in the aces category. They scored with 40 spikes to 24 by the losers.

Sada Cruzeiro relied on a balanced offense to build an 8-4 advantage in the opening set.  The home side continued on the same road and led 16-11 at the second pause following the tip by Luis Diaz off the Sfaxien block. The first set was converted into a one-way street and closed 25-16 with a thundering spike by Yoandy Leal from the back court. Leal and Isaac Santos each had 4 points whileEder Carbonera, Luis Diaz and Wallace Souza chipped in with three apiece.

The local club took a 3-0 lead when Souza capped an exciting exchange with a big spike much to the joy of the fans. At the first TTO, Sada Cruzeiro was in front 8-6. One ace by Souza increased the gap to three points and Leal and Paulo Costa Da Silva scored via spikes for a 16-11 score at the second technical stop. The second frame concluded at 25-17.

It was more of the same in the third set as Sada Cruzeiro established an 8-5 margin and led 16-10 at the second technical time-out with a terrific ace by Souza. When play resumed Ben Abdallah and Ismael Moalla combined spike and block to reduce the difference to 16-12.The third set finished 25-15.

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