Belarus defeat Brazil in Tournament opener


Belarusian players celebrate their victory against Brazil in the first match of FIVB Girls' U18 World Championship played in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 18, 2017 -  Belarus opened with an astonishing win in their FIVB Girls’ U18 debut against Brazil in the first match of Pool B celebrated at the National Technological University Stadium.

The Belarusians showed a solid performance since the beginning of the first set and secured the victory in three by scores of 25-18, 26-24 and 25-14.

Tatsiana Kholad scored a total of 16 points and Vera Kastsiuchyk scored 12 for the European team that gave a the surprise. Kholad also aced three times and Yuliya Kisliuk five. 

Brazil tried to get back in the second but struggled a lot in the third after a 10- plus point deficit. The South Americans surrendered a total of 18 units by mistakes. 

Julia Isabelle Bergman topped for Brazil with 9 points, including three aces. 


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