FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Italy beat Brazil in straight sets

Francyne Jacinto scored 8 points for Brazil, while Italy worked hard on their block.

Tijuana, Mexico, October 11, 2013.- Italy defeated Brazil in three sets 25-13, 26-24, 25-22 and will play against Turkey on Saturday for the fifth place.

Anna Nicoletti was the top scorer of the match with a total of 20 points, while Cristina Chirichella finished with 13. 

Laura Partenio tallied 11 and captain Alessia Genari and Raphaela Folie scored 8 apiece.

Brazil’s top scorer was Gabriella Souza while Mara Leao and Francynne Jacintho  finished with 8 apiece. 

The Italian team coached by Luca Cristofani won also the block and serve battle with a 15-11 ballance in their favor. 

Chirchirella had 7 kills and Nicoletti 3. Brazil worked their block with Mara Leao, with 4 kills.

Nicoletti aced 4 times. The Italians also had a good reception with 24 excellent attempts. The Brazilians will play against Germany on Saturday for places 7 and 8.

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