Praia wins direct rival and keeps the edge; Minas the vice-leader of the Superliga


(Photo: Orlando Bento / Minas)

The seventh round of the return of the Women’s Superliga was special for the teams from Minas Gerais. Praia Clube won a straight duel with Sesc-RJ, by 3 sets to 1 (33/31, 17/25, 16/25 and 29/31), in Rio de Janeiro, and maintained the lead in the lead. Minas, who passed through So Paulo Barueri at home 3-0 (25/21, 25/19 and 25/17), took second place.

Praia reached 50 points and took the lead in another round. At the same time, the Uberlndia club helped Minas, which took advantage of Sesc-RJ’s defeat to reach second place, with 48, three more than coach Bernardinho’s team, now in third position.

At Ginsio do Tijuca, Praia counted on the inspired performance of its attackers. The opposite Martinez, with 34 points, was lethal in the ball turns and ended up as the highest scorer. Fernanda Garay, with 23 hits, received the VivaVlei Trofu as the best on the court. On the carioca side, Amanda finished with 17 points and gave work to the miners.

As expected, the direct confrontation in Rio de Janeiro was decided in detail in all the sets. Especially in the first and fourth, when the teams extended the dispute over 30 points. Better for Praia, who ended the match in a spectacular attack by Fernanda Garay.

(Photo: CBV / Divulga

Minas vice-leader

Back at Arena MTC after 17 days away, Minas confirmed favoritism against So Paulo Barueri. Central Thaisa, with 14 points, led the tennis players in the attack and also in the defense, with three successful blocks. The Venezuelan Acosta tip, with 12 hits, was another highlight. The Belgian Rabadzhieva closed the game with nine points. On the São Paulo side, the opposite Lorenne had 12 winning balls. Mineiro tennis player Macris received the VivaVlei Trofu as the best of the match.
Minas coach Nicola Negro approved the team’s performance in yet another triumph, the 16th in this Superliga. “Our game flowed and that was very positive. Macris took the Trofu VivaVlei because, as the team played a good game, and the ball always passes through her hand, it was symbolic. So far we are satisfied, 18 games, two defeats, both were in the tie-break “, evaluated.

(Photo: Orlando Bento / Minas)

South American

The Minas Gerais representatives will take a break in the Super League and focus on the South American Women, starting next Monday, at Arena Sabiazinho, in Uberlndia. In addition to Praia e Minas, Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and Universidad Catlica Boliviana will compete in the tournament, which will have the final on Saturday, the 22nd.

The South American will start with the miners on the court next Monday. Praia debut in front of Universidad Catlica (BOL), at 19h. Then, at 8:30 pm, Minas face Boca Juniors.


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