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Brazil proves their place at Montreux with victory over Dominican Republic

Monique Pavão scored an incredible 18 points in the three set match

Montreux, Switzerland, May 31, 2014 – Brazil proved their strength at the Montreux Volley Masters on Saturday with straight set victory, 3-0 (27-25, 25-16, 27-25), against the Dominican Republic.

Monique Pavão, who played for the injured Tandâra, scored an incredible 18 points in the three set match.

After the previous day’s disappointment, Brazil was ready for the game against the Dominican Republic.

The Olympic Gold Medallists seemed to smash out all their anger in the first set, as Pavão and her teammates tried to shoot the Dominican Republic down. Kwiek Marcos’ players, however, weren’t shocked of this big Brazilian fanfare, and put up an impressive blocking game. The Dominican Republic women nearly won the set with a 24-21 lead, but the Brazilians fought their way back into the game with four points in a row to win the set 27-25.

The Brazilians were on fire in the second set, as Pavão continued her impressive show. The player, from Banana Boat Praia Clube, was almost unstoppable with her strong attacks. The Dominicans tried their best, but weren’t able to stop the No. 1 FIVB World Ranking team, as the Brazilians won the second set 25-16.

The Dominican Republic mobilized their last powers in the third set. Kwiek Marcos’ players started to read better the Brazilian offensive game and improved their own blocking game. Annerys Victoria Vargas Valdez was only one of the Dominicans who could keep the game tight by good blocks and well-timed attacks. Nevertheless, the Brazilians pulled through to win the game 27-25. 

Brazil moves on to face Japan for the fifth place Sunday at 11:00 (GMT+2).

Follow the action live on Twitter @MontreuxMasters


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