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Published on Apr 19, 2012
Italy defeated Brazil 21-25, 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 on Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd in the Eduardo Dibos Gymnasium in Lima to earn the gold medal of the FIVB Volleyball Women's Junior World Championship in Peru 2011. Valentina Diouf led Italy with a match-high 22 points while tournament most valuable player Caterina Bosetti added 20 points in the victory. Laura Baggi added 10 points. Brazil was led by Gabriela Souza's 16 points, followed by Ana Beatriz Correa's 12 points. Samara Almeida charted 10 points in the loss. Italy held a 12-6 advantage in blocks and 8-6 margin in aces. Brazil committed 28 errors in the match to Italy's 21. Brazil secured the silver medal, and China qualified for the bronze medal. Brasil team 2 Sthefanie Paulino 3 Francynne Jacintho 5 Juliana Carrijo 6 Carolina Freitas 8 Isabela Paquiardi 9 Ana Beatriz Correa 10 Samara Almeida 11 Priscila Heldes (C) 12 Gabriela Souza 14 Marjorie Correa 16 Sonaly Sidrão 18 Thais Saraiva (L) Coach: Luizomar de Moura
Italy Team 1 Floriana Bertone 2 Sara Alberti 4 Marika Bianchini 7 Giulia Pisani 8 Rosa Laura Baggi 10 Carolina Zardo (L) 11 Erica Vietti 12 Letizia Camera 13 Valentina Diouf 14 Caterina Bosetti 16 Chiara Scarabelli (C) 17 Silvia Lotti Coach: Marco Mencarelli