Brazil wins Gold at I Junior Pan American Games Cali-Valle

CALI, Colombia, December 5, 2021.- Brazil won a spectacular five-set contest over Peru 3-2 (25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 21-25, 15-8) to win the gold medal of the Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the I Junior Pan American Games Cali-Valle 2021 that concluded on Sunday at the Evangelista Mora Coliseum. 

The remarkable recovery of Peru from a two-set deficit and forcing a tie-break wasn’t enough to stop Brazil’s ongoing blocking and strong attacks.

Brazil led with a comfortable advantage in both attacks (68-59) and blocks (15-7); both teams scored 3 points on aces. Brazil committed fewer unforced errors, 24 against 31.  

Outside hitter Mayara Barcelos da Silva led Brazil with 23 points including 20 kills, opposite hitter Lorrayna Da Silva contributed with 21 points, including three aces, followed by middle blockers Diana Duarte and Lorena Viezel with 17 and 16 points respectively. 

Opposite hitter Thaisa Mc Leod topped Peru with 21 points, including 20 kills, outside hitter Aixa Vigil added 12 points and outside hitter Kiara Montes tallied 10 points.  

Brazil ended the tournament with 5-0 a win-loss record; Brazil also beat Peru in five sets during the preliminary round. Peru wins the silver medal with 2-3 record. 

Wagner Luiz Coppini, head coach of Brazil: “Peru is a great team. We had some small problems in setting and that’s why they recovered, in a title match you can’t lower any skill of the game.  es un gran equipo, jugó una buena final. Tuvimos pequeños problemas en la acomodada y por eso ellas se recuperaron, en una final no se puede disminuir nada, en ningún aspecto del juego. En algunos momentos nos salimos de nuestra estrategia de juego, cuando se retomó pudimos controlar el quinto set y fue fundamental”.