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Brazil dominates Serbia and closes the first stage of the VNL with 100%

To end the week on a high note! Even though they were scared in the first set, Brazil overwhelmed Serbia and won by 3 sets to 0 (25/15, 25/19 and 25/19), this Sunday morning (19th), at the Maracanãzinho gym, in Rio de Janeiro. January (RJ). The team concluded the first phase of the women’s volleyball Nations League with 100% success.

Zé Roberto Guimarães started the match with Gabi, Júlia Kudiess, Rosamaria, Ana Cristina, Carol, Rosamaria and Nyeme (L). However, Carol suffered a sprained left ankle in the fifth point of the first set and had to be replaced by Diana. A few minutes later, Júlia Kudiess felt a knee and, with no options – Thaisa and Luzia were not listed – Tainara had to play as a central defender.

Brazilian dominance

Despite the defeats, Brazil played a dominant first set against Serbia, the current world champion, who however did not have a full team. Júlia Bergmann even played the last stretch of the set in the opposite way, given that Kisy was also out of the game. However, Brazil managed to win 25/15.

Carol returned to the match in the second set. Serbia improved in the match and played a balanced performance until 17/17, until Brazil put together a good sequence of points and went on to close at 25/19. Brazil kept the same momentum in the third set, created an advantage from the start and managed it to close at 25/19. Pri Daroit still entered the final stretch.

As happened in the duel against the United States, Gabi was Brazil’s – and also the match’s – best scorer, with 14 points. Ana Cristina scored 11 points, while Rosamaria scored ten. Diana (7), Carol (3), Roberta (2), Júlia Bergmann (2) and Júlia Kudiess (1) also scored. On the Serbian side, Bjelica scored six points, while Maselesic, Lozo and Bukilic scored four each.

100% usage.

With this result, Brazil achieved four wins in four matches in the VNL and ended the first week with 100% success. The team led by Zé Roberto Guimarães has 12 points and is currently leading the competition. Poland, who also won their first three matches, are currently playing Japan and could move top of the table if they win 3-0 or 3-1.

Having concluded the first stage, Brazil now leaves for Macao, where from 28 May to 2 June, in the early hours of the morning, they will face Japan, Holland, Italy and Thailand. The team will then travel to Hong Kong, where they will face Poland, Germany, Bulgaria and Türkiye. The top seven in the general classification, as well as Thailand (host country), will advance to the VNL final.

Source: Terra

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