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Volleyball: Brazil defeat Netherlands in five sets at the FIVB women's World Volleyball Championship

Brazil brought the Netherlands' perfect second round record at the FIVB women's World Volleyball Championship to an end. The Dutch had entered the Pool E match with a perfect 7-0 record, and looked on course to extend that run as they took the opening set 25-21. Lonneke Sloetjes led the European side's scoring as she contributed 25 points. But Brazil, led by Tandara Caixeta's match-high 28 points, fought back in the second to level the match. The game swung back and forth between the two teams in the third set, before a deft tap by Celeste Plak ensured the Netherlands edged it 27-25. The fourth set remained close during the opening exchanges, before Brazil opened up a five-point lead at 20-15 and closed out the set through back-to-back spikes from Fernanda Rodrigues and Caixeta. The Netherlands gained the early initiative in the decider, but Brazil soon took control to complete a thrilling five-set 21-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-19, 15-7 win. They have won six and lost two of their eight Pool E games, while the Netherlands' 100 per cent record ended.


  • Released : 11-Oct-2018


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