Brazil unstoppable as they thunder past Korea at Rio 2016


Brazil setter Dani Lins in the match against Korea at the Maracanazinho.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12, 2016 - Hosts and defending champions Brazil once again thrilled a sellout crowd at the Maracanazinho, as thet destroyed Korea 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 27-25) to close the fourth round of women's volleyball pool play at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The result leaves Brazil undefeated and nicely sets up a closing day clash on Sunday night with the other undefeated team of Pool A, the reigning European champions Russia. This will be a rematch of that epic quarterfinal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, when Brazil won in five sets.

Both Brazil and Korea have qualified to the quarterfinals at Rio 2016, together with Russia from their own pool and USA, Serbia, China and The Netherlands from Pool A.

Brazil once again put up a brilliant show for their fans, overwhelming Korea both on the net (9 stuffs to 2 and 45/110 kills to 33/119) and from the service line (9 aces to 5).

There was a bit of a scare in the third set when Korea led at 22-23, but Jaque delivered a monster block and a thundering ace to bring the home side to match point and Thaisa Menezes finally brought the game home with an immense block on Lee Jaeyeong.

Natalia Pereira for one more time topped the scoring for Brazil with 16 points - Sheilla Castro adding another 12. With captain Kim Yeon-Koung sitting it out in the third set, Yang Hyo Jin emerged Korea's best scorer with 9 points.

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