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Brazil takes over the less motivated Bulgaria

This is how Brazil players were fighting

Mexicali, Mexico, July 22, 2009- Bulgaria team played without motivations and so they paved the way to Brazil towards a straight sets victory 25-19, 25-13, 25-18 in the third and last day of the second round pool E of the 2009 Women’s Junior World Championship held here at Auditorio del Estado Ciudad Deportiva hall in Mexicali, Mexico on Wednesday.
 Brazil’s tight block of Mara Lejo and Ana Correa played the key role in that victory as they didn’t allow the Bulgarians to use their advantage of strong wing spikers. Also the competition top scorer Dobiriana Rabadzhieva was out of form due to injury forcing the coach to replace here in the second set. The Brazil big gun Isadora Rodriguez was the match scorer with 11 points followed by Mara 10, while in Bulgaria Elisa Vasileva was the best (10)
 The victory improved Brazil win- loss ratio to 3-0 in Pool E to lead the standings with 6 points whiel Bulgaria dropped to 2-1 to finish second but both teams qualified to the semifinal.
 Brazil started the match more stable while the Bulgarian were stressed enough to commit frequent mistakes in reception and attacking. Isadora Rodriguez and Glauciele silva spiked well and led their team to lead 8-6 at the STT. They extended their lead to 16-11 at the STT using the irritable state of the Bulgarian key attackers. Bulgaria spikers Elitsa Vasileva returned back to her performance for a while so they decreased the point deficit to 16-18 but again the less motivated Bulgaria players returned back to their mistakes to the extent that the competition best scorer Dobriana Rabadzhieva didn’t score any point during the set. Again Mara Lejo led Brazil to an easy first set win 25-19.
 The second set showed more disturbances in the Bulgarian defense which was used efficiently by the Brazilian players who were much concentrating on the match so they went to lead widely 8-3 at the FTT. Again Brazil went easily to more point difference although Brazil coach used some of his bench players in the last few points. Isadora, Mara and Glauciele maintained their pressure until they won the second set widely 25-13.
 Bulgaria played their best in the match in the first part of the third set due to the emergence of the wing spiker Vasileva to lead for sometimes until Brazil took the matter seriously again wining all the crucial points to win the set 25-18 and the match in straight sets.


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