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Semi-finals set in Brazil's Salonpas Cup

Brazilian Paula Pequeño celebrates victory for Finasa-Osasco in five sets

Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 4, 2008 - Rexona-Ades vs. Pinheiros Mackenzie and Scavolini Pesaro vs. Finasa-Osasco. These are the contests for the semi-final phase of the Women’s Salonpas Cup to be played Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium of Sao Paulo.

Rexona-Ades claimed an easy 25-5, 25-11, 25-6 victory over Kinder Voleibol of Portugal in just 53 minutes in Friday’s triple-header.

In the other two matches, Italians Scavolini Pesaro defeated Dominicans Centro Deportivo Nacional 19-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 and Finasa-Osasco prevailed in a five-set battle against Pinheiros Mackenzie 18-25, 25-22, 25-18, 22-25, 15-11.

Joyce Silva and Amanda Francisco each had 15 points for Rexona-Ades and Raquel Silva contributed 14.

Brazilian Jacqueline Carvalho and Argentinean Carolina Costagrande led the triumph of the Italian champions with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Dominican Bethania de la Cruz, the leading scorer of the preliminary phase, recorded 21 and finished with 100 for the five games.

Adenizia Silva topped five players in double digits for Finasa-Osasco with 16 points. Natalia Pereira and Juliana Castro each had 15, and Thaisa Menezes and Welissa Gonzaga recorded 11 and 10, respectively. Thais Souza led Pinheiros with 21 and Tandara Caixeta added 16.

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