Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 17, 2017 – Brazil took revenge on Cuba for their unexpected pool loss by thundering past the Caribbean in straight sets (15-12, 15-6, 15-8, 15-13) on Sunday afternoon to capture the fifth position of the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship here in Ljubljana.
All matches in Ljubljana are played under a new scoring system currently being tested
: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.
It is the second-best result for the South Americans after their seventh rank back in 2013 and their gold medal campaign two years ago in Ankara, Turkey. For Cuba, on the other hand, finishing sixth means a huge improvement compared to their ninth and eleventh rank in 2013 and 2015, respectively.
Middle blocker Mayany scored ten points for the winner side, including two block kills and two aces. Captain Drussyla added nine kills for Brazil. Heidy Casanova – once more – finished on match-high 13 points for Cuba.
The South Americans outserved their opponents 9-1.
There was little excitement in today’s second match at Hall Tivoli, as Cuba apparently had run out of steam after their fantastic performances so far here in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Brazil quickly took command and never looked back until the end of the match.Quick links - Volleyball:FIVB Volleyball Women's U23 World Championship 2017
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