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Brazil downs Puerto Rico in straight sets

Brazil celebrate their straight sets win over Puerto Rico on Saturday
São Paulo, Brazil, June 18, 2011 – Brazil overcame Puerto Rico in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-10, 25-23) on Saturday São Paulo, to hold onto top spot in Pool A of the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League.

10,875 fans were present to watch the hosts pick up the win following their disappointing loss to USA last weekend.

Puerto Rico is still in search for its first win in the competition. Poland and USA are tied in second position with 12 points but the Polish have a better set ratio.

Wing-spiker Murilo Endres and middle blocker Lucas Saatkamp led the host’s scorers with 12 points each while Puerto Rico was topped by wing spiker Jose Rivera with nine points.

The game started as a point by point affair until the end of the set but the nine time champions used their experience and put Puerto Rico under pressure with a good sequence of serves from wing spiker Giba. Middle blocker Lucas Saatkamp ended the set with an ace.

Brazil were even stronger in the second set and took an 11 point lead. With good serves and efficient counter-attacks the hosts did not allowed Puerto Rico into the game and closed the set easily.

In the third set Brazil took the lead from the beginning and didn't relinquish it throughout, closing the match in straight sets. 

The two teams will meet again on Sunday at 15:00 GMT in São Paulo

  

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