Brazil wins second U23 Women’s South American title


Brazil celebrates the gold medal and also the berth to 2017 World Championship

 Lausanne, Switzerland, July 31, 2016 – Brazil won their second Under-23 Women's South American Championship after beating Colombia 3-1 (15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-16) in a thrilling final match in front of 3,000 people at the Coliseo Eduardo Dibos in Lima, Peru, on Sunday. 

With this result Brazil won one of two CSV tickets to the 2017 FIVB age-group World Championship.

Both teams had 47 kills but Brazil showed their superiority and also had the advantage in blocking (13-11) and service (6-3).  

Lays De Freitas was the top scorer with 17 points, Lorenne Texeira had 14, Mayany De Souza 13 and Drusylla Costa 12. Amanda Coneo and Dayana Segovia of Colombia scored 19 points each.

“It was a hard fought tournament,” Brazil coach Wagner Fernandes said. “We only had one month but the girls played very well and reached their goal. Now, we continue to work, come home and get prepared for the World Championship.”

The bronze medal was won by hosts Peru who overcame Argentina 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 18-25, 25-20).

The Most Valuable Player of the tournament was Maria Alejandra Marin of Colombia.

Individual awards:
2nd Best Blocker: Mayeny De Souza (Brazil)
Best Blocker : Lays De Freitas (Brazil)
2nd Best Outside Hitter: Drusylla Costa (Brazil)       
Best Outside Hitter:   Angela Leyva (Peru)
Best Setter: Maria Alejandra Marin (Colombia)
Best Opposite: Dayana Segovia (Colombia)
Best Libero: Camila Gomez (Colombia)
Best player MVP: Maria Alejandra Marin (Colombia)
Final Standings:
1st Brazil
2nd Colombia
3rd Peru
4th Argentina
5th Chile
6th Uruguay