Brazil recover from adverse debut and beat Mexico


Brazilian libero Maria Clara Richa and wing spiker Julia Isabelle Bergman (behind) celebrate a point against Mexico.

Santa Fe, Argentina, August 20 2017 - After a day off Brazil got on the court of the National Technological University and grabbed their first win in the FIVB Girls’ U18 World Championship.

The South Americans recovered from an adverse debut and defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-19) in their second match of the tournament in Pool B.

Julia Isabelle Bergmann scored 17 points, including 3 aces, for Brazil, as best scorer. She was followed by Daniela Nunes who tallied 12. 

For Mexico Uxue Amaya Guereca, who also aced in three occasions like Bergmann, topped with 13.

With a 10-4 final balance, service was Brazil’s best weapon.The team coached by Mauricio Thomas, also led in blocks 8-5 and achieved 21 points by opponent error.

Mexico gave a good fight in the first points of every set, specially with Guereca, but after technical time-outs Brazil began to put pressure on.

The South Americans gained a 7 points advantage in the second set that paved the way to their first win and tied their record to 1-1 in pool phase.


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