Brazil qualifies to WGP Finals
CUIABA, Brazil, July 23, 2017 – Brazil’s Adenizia Da Silva and
USA’s Carli Lloyd proved to be the masters in what was a real
block party between the two teams in their last FIVB Volleyball
World Grand Prix 2017 match before the finals.
Brazil needed the victory to book their ticket to Nanjing and,
with the support of 11 thousand on the stands, got it – 3-1
(25-20, 25-13, 18-25, 25-18).
Da Silva and Lloyd piled up five kill blocks each and were the
main contributors to Brazil’s overall 17 and USA’s 15 in the
match. Adenizia scored a total of 18 points, second only to her
teammate Natalia Pereira with 19.
In Bangkok, Thailand, Turkey defeated Dominican Republic 3-0
(25-14, 33-31, 25-23).
Poles Uslupehlivan was the leading point of her team, scoring 19
points for Turkey.
Uslupehlivan scored 17 points in
attack and one each in block and serve. The best scorer of
Dominican Republic Jeoselyna Santos, who scored all her 12
points in attack.
Turkey felt strong on block,
scoring 13 points, including 3 each by Hands Baladin, Dicle Our
Babat and Gamze Alikaya, but it was Dominican Annerys Vargas
Valdez who shined in that element, scoring impressive 6 points.