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GP: Brazil debuts with a strong victory at home

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source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Brazil responded to quick first-set victory by Poland with three straight convincing victories to win the match.

Gabriela Guimarães attacks during Brazil’s victory over Poland

Gabriela Guimarães attacks during Brazil’s victory over Poland

Poland had a great start and opened 8-3 in the lead. A good serving sequence from Juciely put Brazil back in the game. However, Polish opposite spiker Katarzyna Skowronska had a great performance and led Europeans to the victory on the first set 25-21.

Brazil jumped ahead 10-5 on second set thanks to an improved block and efficient counterattacks. After an intelligent attack by setter Dani Lins, Brazil opened 14-7 in the score. Setter Josefa Fabiola and spiker Sheilla Castro came off the bench to lead the Brazilian team to the victory 25-17.

A good performance on the block gave Brazil a 14-5 lead on the third set. Poland tried to improve its attack to get back to the game, but couldn’t break the tough Brazilian block. Middle-blocker Fabiana Claudino sealed the third-set victory 25-15.

Third set started close, with both teams showing their attack power. Brazil improved its defense and counterattacked to open 16-12 on the score. A Fernanda Garay attack gave Brazil the victory on the set (25-20) and on the match.

Brazilian spiker Fernanda Garay was the best scorer of the match with 20 points. Opposite spiker Katarzyna Skowronska topped the score for Poland with 16 points.

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