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Brazil overwhelm Argentina in one-sided battle

Brazil's block proved to be a constant problem for Argentina
Bangkok, Thailand, August 20, 2011 – A fired-up Brazil swept past Argentina in 2011 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix encounter on Saturday, sealing a straights sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-8) win in Pool K in Bangkok, Thailand.

With the win Brazil remain the only team unbeaten team in the tournament.

2011 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix
August 5-28

The side came out strongly in the opening set as Thaisa Menezes used her height advantage to attack aggressively at the net to help her side to a four point lead. Solid blocking by Thaisa and Marianne Steinbrecher helped stretch the lead to 21-10. Argentina tried to improve on their offense, with Lucia Fresco sending a barrage of sharp cross-court spikes towards Brazil. However the eight-time champions roared back, attacking Argentina’s shorter blockers to take the first set.

Argentina maintained their poise in the second and tried to match their rivals but the Brazilians continued their supremacy as Sheilla and Thaisa tore the Argentinean defence into pieces with their spectacular spikes. Brazil then fielded the returning Natalia and she did not let her team down as she helped drive her side to a second set victory.

The third set turned out to be a totally one-sided affair. Brazil fielded veteran Paula Pequeno for the first time in this match and she performed superbly with thundering spikes and drops. With Natalia and Paula attacking heavily at the net, Argentina proved no match as Brazil eased to a 25-8 win to take the match.

On Sunday Brazil meet hosts Thailand and Argentina take on Cuba.


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