Brazil collects second back to back win in Pan Am Games


LIMA, Peru, August 1, 2019.-  Brazil collected their second back to back win in pool B defeating Chile 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-16, 25-17) at the eighteenth Lima 2019 Pan American Games at the Multisport Complex El Callao in Lima, Peru.


Brazil ongoing attacking offense subdued Chile’s remarkable set two comeback, finishing with a considerable 60-44 margin. Brazil also prevailed with 9-6 blocking advantage and a 6-3 margin in aces, while Chile committed one less error (22-23) than Brazil.


Middle blocker Matheus Bispo dos Santos led Brazil with 18 points including 13 kills and 4 blocks, while Aboubacar Dramé scored also 18 points on 17 kills and one block. Rodrigo Leao joined the winning effort with 16 points. With a match-high of 20 points on 18 kills and 2 blocks, Vicente Parraguirre again topped Chile, followed by captain Dusan Bonacic with 11 points.


Brazil (2-0) secured their way into semifinals and resumes pool-play on Friday against United States (1-1) and Chile (1-1) faces Mexico (0-2).




Matheus Brispo dos Santos, top scorer of Brazil: “We were strong in the first set; in the second we didn’t do well and they took the win; but what’s most important i sour victory. We are already qualified and we expect a tough USA after their win today, they will be a strong opponent to close pool-play”.  


Marcelo Fronckowiak, Head coach of Brazil: “We must recognize that they are a great opponent, they have grown a lot, yesterday they were brave beating USA; today they put us in a difficult spot on various occasions and their coach has been working well. We are a young team, they are passionate and generally speaking things are turning out fine: serves, putting the ball in play”.


Daniel Nejamkin, Head coach of Chile: “First of all, it was a good match, congratulations to Brazil, they were superior. I believe Chile did a job and I am proud of my team; clearly I am disappointed to have lost”.