Weirdest Pan Am story of the day: Amazing volleyball saves
Brazilian women's team keeps ball alive
Brazil's women's volleyball team made two highlight-reel plays to save points in Thursday's preliminary-round match against Puerto Rico at the Pan Am Games.
First, one of Brazil's players couldn't quite get to the ball with her hands, so she used her foot.
When your hands just won't do. Watch this Brazilian volleyball player keep the ball in play with her foot <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPanAm?src=hash">#CBCPanAm</a> <a href="http://t.co/9dQkKh7xzn">pic.twitter.com/9dQkKh7xzn</a>—@cbcsports
Later in the match, Puerto Rico thought it had won the set before a Brazilian player made a play from her back along the baseline to keep the point alive.
Puerto Rico started celebrating a little early. The Brazilian volleyball team must double as magicians <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBCPanAm?src=hash">#CBCPanAm</a> <a href="http://t.co/HLa8nC0uPl">pic.twitter.com/HLa8nC0uPl</a>—@cbcsports
The big plays paid off as Brazil won in five sets.