Tandara’s 28 powers Brazil’s four-set triumph over Russia


Tandara Caixeta led Brazil to a four-set win over Russia with 28 points

Tokyo, Japan, September 5, 2017 – Tandara Caixeta scored 28 points to help Brazil in their 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 25-12) win over Russia in the opening match of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Grand Champions Cup at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday.

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Tandara showed a great all-around game with 20 attacks, four blocks and four aces, then Gabriela Guimaraes and Ana Beatriz Correa scored 14 points apiece for Brazil. The South Americans had a commendable performance with 18 blocks, including Ana Carolina Da Silva’s six and Ana Beatriz’s five. Nataliya Goncharova and Tatiana Kosheleva ran Russia’s offence with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

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Brazil are on a roll after winning this year’s FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix as they opened their World Grand Champions Cup campaign with a win that will help them in their quest for their third gold medal in the history of the tournament.

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Tandara got Brazil off to a good start with a 25-17 opening set win, but Kosheleva’s entry to Russia’s starting line-up helped them to break even at 25-23. Brazil gained a 2-1 set edge on a terrific 25-23 come-from-behind win as they imposed solid defence on Kosheleva and Goncharova. Russia’s game declined, while Brazil employed well-organised plays to win set and match 25-12.


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