WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Major Finals

  0 Braden Keith | February 12th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, News, Pro Beach

On Saturday evening in Ft. Lauderdale, the newly-former Brazilian pair of Saymon Barbosa and Magliano Alvaro showed their mettle by picking up a major title over countrymates Evandro/Loyola in a 2-0 sweep.

As reported by Jared Anderson:

Barbosa/Alvaro never trailed, building big leads in both sets and hanging on for gold. A 21-15 first set saw the teams go back and forth over the first 20 points, with an Evandro kill finally pushing things to a 9-7 lead, the biggest lead at that point in the match. But from there, the top Brazilian crew started to press its advantage, eventually hitting 15-10 and coasting from there.

The second set was a quicker start for Barbosa/Alvaro. They went up 7-2 on with a big early run, and eventually pushed to 12-6. Evandro/Loyola fought back and cut things to 17-20, but by then, the damage was done.

FIVB has posted video highlights of the championship game. Enjoy the best moments from the gold medal performance below!

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