Brazilians celebrate their cruising victory over Cameroon
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 6, 2016 – Defending Olympic champions Brazil overwhelmed a less experienced Cameroon as the home team began their quest for a third consecutive gold medal in women’s volleyball with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-13) victory in Pool A on Saturday.
Fernanda Rodrigues topped the scorers of Brazil with 11 points, while Natalia Pereira added 9 in the victory. Fabiana Claudino, who only played two sets, had seven.
Letitia Moma was the only player for Cameroon who reached double figures in the scores with 12 points.
Brazil led in attacks 45-29, blocks 9-3 and also in aces 3-2. The winners made 14 unforced errors to 18 by the defeated side.
Brazil roared past Cameroon in the one-sided first set with an assortment of strong spikes combined with the nervousness of the African side. Fernanda Rodrigues and Sheila Castro led the way for the home side in the 25-14 first set.
A more calmed Cameroon team battled hard behind the spikes of Letitia Moma and Christelle Tchoudjang against the more experienced Brazilians who finally claimed the set 25-21 with Natalia Pereira as the main scorer.
In the third set, Brazil jumped into an 8-4 lead and never looked back as the coach Ze Roberto Guimaraes rotated his players giving playing chances to some reserves.
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