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GP: Brazil defeated Russia in amazing match (PHOTO)

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Brazil got one set behind, but showed its strength to claim the 3-2 (26-28, 26-24, 25-29, 22-25, 15-8) victory against Russia, at the Arena Amil Gymnasium, on Saturday. It was the second Brazilian victory in a role on the 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix’s Group A.

National team of Brazil

National team of Brazil

Russia showed his attack power to jump ahead 8-7 on the first set. Brazil had difficult to face the opponent’s block, but got back to the match thanks to Russia’s errors (15-14). However, the away side increased its attack efficiency to won 28-26.

Russians maintained the pace on the second set, opening 8-5. An improved block gave Brazil the lead on the score (14-13). The set kept close, with both teams alternating in the lead. After an Adenizia Silva’s block, Brazil won the set 26-24.

Both attacks started the third set with a great performance. After an impressive sequence of Adenizia Silva on the serve, Brazil opened a six-point lead (15-9). The home side managed its advantage on the score to win 25-19.

Russia committed many errors in the beginning of fourth set, but kept the lead on the score (16-15) thanks to its powerful attack. Led by the great performance of both spiker Tatiana Kosheleva and opposite hitter Nataliya Goncharova, the away side won the set  25-22.

On the tie-break, Brazil took a three-point lead and managed the advantage until the end of the set, winning by 15-8.

Russian opposite hitter Nataliya Goncharova was the best scorer of the match with 25 points. Spiker Fernanda Garay topped the score for Brazil with 22 points.

Read more about World Grand Prix 2013.

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