Belarus stop Peru’s reaction and secure straight setter win


Hanna Hryshkevich of Belarus spikes a ball against Peruvians Zandra del Aguila and Aixa Vigil, while Yuliya Miniuk observes.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 26, 2017 - Belarus stopped Peruvian reaction in the third set and could solve the match to secure a 3-0 victory by scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-23 in the classification round for 9th to 12th places.

Belarusians struggled a little bit, in the end, could make some adjustments to get back on track against a South American team that took 27 points by mistakes made by the Europeans.

However, the Belarus’ attack was solid with Vera Kastsiuchyk and Hanna Hryshkevich who finished with 13 and 11 points respectively, while Yuliya Kisliuk and Yuliya Miniuk scored 10 apiece. 

For Peru, Kiara Montes tallied 10 units while Thaisa McLeod finished with 6. 
Kastsiuchyk aced three times and contributed to the 7-6 final lead for Belarus. Peru also had a good server in Yadira Anchante, also with three aces after starting in the third set.

However, the Europeans converted 6 blocks (three of them by Miniuk) against 3 by their South American opponents.


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