Brazil remains undefeated with tie-break win over Peru

CALI, Colombia, December 2, 2021. -  Brazil beat Peru in a dramatic tie-break battle 3-2 (23-25, 25-16, 14-25, 25-12, 15-13) to remain undefeated in the women’s volleyball tournament of the I Junior Pan American Games being held at Evangelista Mora Coliseum.


Brazil continued their winning way in pool B (2-0) despite struggling to contain Peruvians' well-structured performance. Peru stands with 1-1 win-loss record.


Brazil blocked Peru all the way with a huge advantage of 19-8; they also held an 8-4 margin in serves. Peru did better in attacks 48-45 and committed one less unforced error than Brazil (30-31).


Opposite Lorrayna Da Silva and outside hitter Mayara Barcelos topped Brazil with 15 points each; Mayara led in blocking with 6 points, and middle blocker Diana Duarte added 14 points including 3 aces.


Outside hitter Kiara Montes led Peru with 16 points, followed by outside hitter Aixa Vigil with 11 points.


Brazil ends the preliminary round against Dominican Republic and Peru facing Puerto Rico.


Wagner Luiz Coppini, head coach of Brazil: “This fluctuating performance is natural because we only had three days of practice for the tournament. With only three days I see my team improving. Today was a match of improvement which also is important for the team’s development. Tomorrow we have a difficult opponent, Dominican Republic and we will rest for another good performance. What's important is to have a good performance, play well and with that comes the result”.


Francisco Hervas, head coach of Peru: “We are at a good level. We are aware of Brazil’s and Dominican Republic’s high level, for years they’ve dominated these age-group events, so particularly today we are satisfied with the group’s effort and the great job they’re doing. It was entertaining, with many alternatives and we could have won, it wasn’t possible, we must continue working”.