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2005 edition
 
 
World Grand Prix 2004 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Brazil beat Poland 3-0 (25-14, 25-22, 25-20) - duration 1:10
17-Jul, start time: 17:00, end time: 18:10 - Attendance: 5'393
City: Manila, Philippines; Hall : Philsport Arena
Brazil defeated Poland, 25-14,25-22, 25-20
Brazil displayed its brilliant form to beat Poland, 25-14,25-22,25-20, for its second win.

The Brazilians came up with powerful spikes and defended well against the Polish, whose best effort was making it9-15 before yielding the first set.

While the Brazilians kept their momentum in the second set where they posted a 17-5 lead before Poland staged a rally behind Malgorzata Niemczyk-Wolska and Agata Karczmarzewska to trim the gap at 18-20. The Brazilians fought back behind Valeska Menezes and Virna Dias to win the set.

Both teams played well in the third set,where the lead changed hands many times before Brazil, ledby Erika Coimbra and Fabiana Claudino, took command at 20-18 and never looked back.

Dias topscored with 16 points, including 12 attacks, while Coimbra and Fabiana Claudino, took command at 20-18 and never looked back.

Dias topscored with 16 points, including 12 attacks, while Coimbra had 11 kills.

Niemczyk-Wolska and Maria Liktoras led Poland with nine points each.