Brazil Comes Back Versus U.S. Women

MIAMI, Fla. (July 3, 2009). By Bill Kauffman. “After falling in the first set, Brazil came back to defeat the U.S. 22-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-14 in the semifinals of the Eighth Women’s Pan American Cup being held in Miami. The U.S.-Brazil match was the first since the two team faced each other in the 2008 Olympic Games gold-medal match with the same result – a four-set Brazil victory. Brazil, the top-ranked team in the FIVB world ranking, will face Dominican Republic in the Pan American Cup final set for 6 p.m. on July 4. Meanwhile, the reigning Olympic silver medalist American team will have a rematch against Puerto Rico for third place at 3:30 p.m.” More from