Volleyball News Carol Leads Brazil to Second VNL Win
Volleyball News Carol Leads Brazil to Second VNL Win. Ana Carolina Da Silva had a great day at Shreveport-Bossier City! The 31-year-old midfielder steered Brazil to their second win in the 2022 Volleyball Nations League. Carol produced seven kill blocks and three aces towards a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) win over Poland. And heading into the high-scoring individual game on Thursday. As his team took over the top of the current standings with a 2-0 win-loss record and six points. “Carol is a monster in blocking!” Exclaimed teammate Julia Bergman after the game. This shows that the 1.83m-high middle has delivered six items in Brazil’s first game against Germany.
Carol’s successful block against Poland
But it’s not just blocking. The player wearing the number four in his Brazil jersey releases three aces, one of which is for the winner of the match. He removed five spikes with a 63% success rate. Carol’s 15 points total made her the best goalscorer in the game. He scored an exquisite point by hammering an overpass for 14-9 in the third set. That and the rotational error that occurred on the Polish side gave Brazil an edge that seemed almost impossible to crush. However, Poland fought back to narrow it down. They equalized again (23-22), as Zuzanna Gorecka put in another attempt by Carol to reach the flyover. It was Gorecka’s only kill block in the match.
But in addition to 10 successful spikes, it pushed his tally to 11, enough to become his team’s top scorer in the game. Carol came back with another successful strike to give the match point at 24-23. And converts himself right off the serve line for the win.
Carol beat Poland
Overall, Poland is much more prolific in attack than its Brazilian opponents. The Europeans jumped as much as 49 points against just 32 for the South Americans. Poland also received better and defended better. The balance of blocks and service points was in the Brazilian’s favor, but what made the biggest difference in the game were his own mistakes. Poland did 26 of them against just nine on their opposing side.
That was especially the case in the first set. Poland excelled in attack, but not enough to make up for their ten-to-one error ratio in that set. Brazilian opponent Lorenne Teixeira knocked out the set winner 25-23 with a powerful off-the-block shot. Ze Roberto’s men continued to capitalize on Poland’s plethora of errors in the second set. The Europeans lead 20-19, but five points in a row put Brazil on set points. The long serve by Poland’s Martyna Lukasik turned into Brazil’s 25-23 victory.
“It was a good game. We played better together today,” said Bergmann. “Yesterday we were a little bit more nervous. It was our first game in Volleyball Nations League. I think today we played a lot smoother.” On Saturday, at 17:00 local time (22:00 GMT), Brazil will take on the Dominican Republic before taking on hosts in the United States on Sunday.