Brazil celebrate a crucial 3-2 win over the Netherlands in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals
Nanjing, China, August 3, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta and Rosamaria Montibeller hit the 20-point mark to provide Brazil with the crucial 3-2 (25-27, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11) win over the Netherlands in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Finals at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Thursday.
Tandara and Rosamaria led Brazil with 25 and 22 points, respectively, while Celeste Plak headed the Netherlands offence with a match-high 28 points. Brazil benefitted from their 17 blocks and made fewer errors than their rivals in the tightly contested match.
The Brazilian victory kept them in contention to earn a ticket to the semifinals and extended their dominance over the Netherlands in the World Grand Prix with 13 victories out of 14 encounters.