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Brazil seal second win of weekend over Puerto Rico

It was Brazil's final home match of the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League and the hosts didn't disappoint their fans
São Paulo, Brazil, June 19, 2011 – Brazil said goodbye to its passionate Brazilian fans with a straight sets (25-10, 25-20, 25-20) victory over Puerto Rico on Sunday in São Paulo as they drew a line under their home fixtures in the 2011 FIVB Volleyball World League.

10,915 fans were present too see the hosts keep hold of top spot in Pool A of the tournament with 21 points. Meanwhile Puerto Rico are yet to pick up their first win in their inaugural appearance in the premier annual men’s tournament.

Brazil was led by wing-spiker Giba with 11 points while Puerto Rico was topped by Juan Figueroa with seven.

The hosts started the game on fire taking an eleven point lead as Puerto Rico failed to hold back the Brazilian serve and the nine time champs closed the set in 19 minutes. Brazilian captain Giba shone with six points and middle blocker Lucas Staatkamp served with efficiency adding two aces for the home side.

Puerto Rico came back stronger in the second and tied the set at 15-15 with good blocks and efficient serves. However, the experience of Brazil proved to be the deciding factor again and the hosts took a two set lead.

The third set saw Puerto Rico take a two points lead in the beginning but the Brazilians did not want to disappoint the fans in its farewell performance as setter Marlon accelerated the game and with fast attacks and good serves, Brazil said goodbye to its passionate fans with a victory in straight sets.

Both teams will be on the road next week with Brazil in USA and Puerto Rico travelling to Poland.


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