FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Brazil finish in seventh place, after 3-1 victory over Germany

The South American Players celebrate their final match of the championship celebrated at the High Performance Center in Tijuana.

Tijuana, Mexico, October 12, 2013 - Brazil finished in seventh place at FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship after a 3-1 victory against Germany on Saturday 25-20, 25-17, 20-25, 25-15.

The captains of both teams finished as top scorers of the match that lasted 1 hour and 42 minutes at the High Performance Center.

Ellen Braga tallied 18 points for Brazil (including 5 blocks). She was followed by Glauciele Silva, who recorded 13 points, while Gabriella Souza and Francynne Jacinto scored 10 apiece.

Jenniffer Geerties scored 15 for Germany as well as Rebecca Schäperklaus. Wiebke Silge scored 11 and Katharina Schwabe 10. Silge and Schwabe had 3 blocking kills apiece.

Brazil played a very consistent game in the first two sets, despite the difference was closed in the first one. However, in the second, Germany ended with deficit of 8 points. 

Germany had a comeback in the third set and even reached a 10-3 advantage as well as  good defense. Blocking game was even up to the third with 7 kill points on each side of the net.

However the service made the difference for Germany leading 6-1 in aces at the time of the third set. Schwabe and Schwertmann worked hard in the net. Brazil tried to make some adjustements but Germany could closed he set in their favor.

The European team finished with a total of 7 team aces (3 by Wiebke Silge and 2 by Rebecca Schäpperklaus) while the South Americans aced two times (Jacintho and Braga).

Germany showed a solid reception (25 excellent attempts against 15 by Brazil), but Brazilian defense had 23 excellent collective attempts and Germany 15. 

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