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Fired-up Brazil makes clean sweep in Pool C after taming Italy in straight sets

Italians Giulia Pisani and Laura Baggi Rosa try to block a powerful spike from Brazilian Sthefanie Tiele Martins Paulino.
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 5, 2009 – Brazil, the former two-time world champions and the consecutive six-time South American winners, became the only team in the top-flight championship not to lose a single set to their rivals in the group round-robin preliminaries. On their final match against Italy, the Brazilians showed their gritty performance to brush off the Italians in closely-contested three sets 25-22 25-20 25-15.
 Both teams started with the same level in the first set. Jacintho Aparecida Francyne, who sored a match-high 11 points including eight kills from nine attempts, pierced the Italian defence with her spectacular spikes to help her team win the tightly-contested set 25-22.
 Italy, propelled by hard-attacking Valentina Diouf, the 202cm tall and the championship’s tallest player, tried to recover from the first-set loss. Still, their more determination did not work out well as Brazilian controlled the game tactically and technically. Brazil netted the second set 25-20.
 The third set turned out to be a lop-sided battle when the Brazilian players entirely foiled all the Italian attempts. Brazil captured the third set as expected 25-15. 

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