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GP: Brazil scored tough win agaisnt Dominican Republic

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

Brazil started the second week of the FIVB World Grand Prix with a 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-12, 25-18) victory over the Dominican Republic in Pool G on Friday.

Brazil's captain, Fabiana Claudino, goes high on her kill

Brazil’s captain, Fabiana Claudino, goes high on her kill

Dominican Republic started the first set very aggressive until Brazil’s head coach, Jose Roberto Guimarães, call an urgent time out at (8-12) after a consecutive great serve from Dominican Republic player, Priscilla Rivera. The lead of the Caribbean team continued through the second technical time out with an advantage of six points (10-16) after an attack of young player Jeoselyna Rodriguez. After the second time out, Brazil return to level up the set to a (17-19).The winning point for Dominican Republic came with a failed serve made by Brazil’s Michelle Pavão to end with (20-25).

Brazil’s team began the second set with a different game strategy emphasizing on the defensive line. A Block of (#10) Gabriela Guimarães tied up the game at point 12. Guimarães herself helped scoring the next points throughout the second technical time out that favored her team with a one point lead (16-15). Marianne Fersola (#4) of Dominican Republic spiked to tie up the game at point 17 following a great battle in the net of both teams. The set was finished in favor of Brazil (25-22) by an out kill of (#1) Annerys Vargas of the Dominican Republic.

The inconsistence of the Dominican Republic team helped Brazil scoring an outstanding lead of 11 points for the second technical time out that presented a (16-5) advantage. This continued to end up the third set at (25-12) with an error of (#16) Yonkaira Peña of Dominican Republic that gave Brazil the lead of 2 sets to 1.

Brazil continued their fast game through the fourth set and finish it at (25-18).

To read more articles from this competition click on World Grand Prix 2013.

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