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”.