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2015-09-30 16:45:00 CET

USA’s Local Heroes hand Brazil First Loss

The most anticipated match of the day did not disappoint as world “heavyweights” Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) defeated Bruno/Alison (BRA) in three sets today (18-21, 21-16, 15-11).

The crowd was electric and the game play was next level. Massive blocks by both teams and incredible athletic skill on both sides of the net. At one point, 6’8” Phil Dalhausser chased down a ball clear off the court and dove on the sand into the player box area to save the point. Nick covered the court like a gazelle and the overall effort from the American team to topple the top ranked Brazilians was unmatched this season.

Photocredit: Andreas LangreiterPhotocredit: Andreas Langreiter

For the “Brazilian Dream Team” there is no reason to hit the panic button just yet. They are sitting even at 1-1 in pool play with 2 matches left before Friday. Plenty of matches left to solidify their spots in the top 3 in their pool. As for the local Florida boys, they are cruising in the fast lane, showing much poise and focus as they try to capture the Title and crown themselves World Tour Finals Champions to end their 2015 season.

Both teams will be back on the court tomorrow along with the rest of the international field. Come down to South Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and be part of the greatest volleyball action in the world! General Admission is free.

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