FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Brazil 3 - USA 0 on Saturday at Vodova hall


Brazil Gabriela Guimaraes spiking against USA

Brno, Czech Republic, June 22, 2013 – Brazil showed all their powerful volleyball on Saturday at Vodova hall, beating US 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-22) on their debut at the U20 World Championship.

Brazil dominated the game. However, Alexandra Malloy reloaded her team’s cartridge case with outstanding spike to get a 12-all in the second set; however her team could not maintain the Brazilian rhythm. Brazil controlled the net, especially with the amazing blocking skills of Valquíria (6 personal blocks).

USA decided again to raise their level in the third set, taking a 13-9 lead in the third set, then losing their advantage and leading again 20-19, but a few of mistakes in net contrasts and a final ball out by Kelsey Humphreys (one of the best of her team) gave the final victory to South Americans. A brilliant victory marked by Brazil, with captain Rosamaria Montibeller (15 points) and Sara Aparecida Silva (14) as best spikers and scorers.

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