Trieste, Italy, September 25, 2014 – Brazil comfortably beat Canada 3-0 (25-14,25-8, 25-18) on the third day of the 17th edition of Women’s World Championship.
- Canada has not won a set against Brazil in any major FIVB competition, a span of five matches (1984 and 1996 Olympics, 1991 and 1995 World Cup, and 2003 World Grand Prix). It was confirmed today.
- Brazil is 2-0 against Canada in the World Championship – a 3-1 victory in the first stage of 1978 and in the second stage in 1982. Today, on the third day of the tournament, the superiority of Brazil was again assured.
Top scorer for Brazil was Jaqueline with 16 points; Sheilla had 12 and Fabiana 11. For Canada, Brittney Page scored 12 kills.
In the first set Brazil got off to a good start. Canada tried their best until the first technical timeout but trailed by two points. Canada were not making it easy for Brazil with Lucille Charuk, Tabitha Love and Rebecca Pavan on fire. The team ranked 21st on the globe were chipping away at the tournament top-billers. In the middle of the set, the Brazilians started their comfortable rising and extended their lead to 21-11. Brazilian coach Zé Roberto made a double change at 23-13 with Fabiola and Tandara replacing Sheila and Dani Lins. Jaque closed the first set out 25-14 for Brazil with a well-timed spike.
At the start of the second set, both team lined up the same way. After the first technical timeout, Canada lost their focus: the led wall quickly pointed out 14-3 and then 21-7 for Brazil. Jaqueline led her team and none of the Canadian players managed to get more than one point on the score sheet. The set ended 25-8 in the favor of World No. 1 Brazil.
The third set began again with a rapid 4-0 lead for the South Americans: Sheilla flicked an easy kill to the floor to take the first point of the third; Thaisa spiked rebounds out of play for their second; Jaque hit a third, Sheilla the fourth. However, in the middle of the third set there was definitely more spirit in the Canadian team. Brazil libero Brait got more missiles to stop, but Sheilla and Thaisa restored order, carrying Brazil to 16-11. At 22-16, Adeniza served an ace, Thaisa delivered a fast spike and a net error from Canada team ended the set 25-18 and the match 3-0 for Brazil.