2017 SOUTH AMERICAN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
- 2018 World Championships qualifier
- Cali, Colombia
- August 15th-19th
- Tournament Central
For the 12th time in a row, the Brazilian women’s national volleyball has won the South American Continental Championship. With the win on Saturday, the Brazilian women have won the Continental Championship 20 times in total. Peru is the only other country to have won the South American Continental Championship, and they have done it 12 times, but not since 1993.
Going into the final, Brazil and Columbia were both undefeated at 4-0. Additionally, the winner of the match would be the first of two teams from the South American Confederation (CSV) to clinch their tickets to the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Volleyball Championships in Japan.
The final started with a tight first set, but the Brazilian’s won 25-23. Normally if you give Brazil a lead, it is hard to comeback from. That was the case again as Brazil took set two 25-19 and the third set 25-17 to win the Continental Championship in front of the Colombian crowd in Cali. Brazil’s Tandara was named the MVP of the tournament and had 16 points in the match. Natalia Pereira had 12 for Brazil as well. Dayana Segovia of Colombia had 16 points in the loss.
Other players named as best players were at outside hitters: Natalia Pereira of Brazil and Angela Leyva of Peru; middle blockers: Julieta Lazcano of Argentina and Carol Silva of Brazil; opposite: Dayana Segovia of Columbia; setter Maria Alejandra Martin of Colombia; and libero Camila Gomez of Colombia.
Results from August 18th and 19th
August 18 Chile 0-3 Argentina (16-25, 16-25, 16-25)
August 18 Brazil 3-0 Peru (25-16, 25-17, 25-18)
August 18 Colombia 3-0 Venezuela (25-18, 25-18, 25-19)
August 19 Argentina 3-0 Venezuela (25-19, 25-16, 25-23)
August 19 Peru 3-0 Chile (25-9, 25-18, 25-18)
August 19 Brazil 3-0 Colombia (25-23, 25-19, 25-17)
- Brazil 5 wins-0 losses, 15 points, 15 sets won-0 sets lost
- Colombia 4-1, 11 points, 12-5
- Peru 3-2, 9 points, 9-6
- Argentina 2-3, 7 points, 8-9
- Venezuela 1-4, 3 points, 3-12
- Chile 0-5, 0 points, 0-15
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