With tonight’s triumph, Praia is three sets away from raising the competition cup for the second time. Without feeling the bitter taste of a setback since last November 27th, it remains for Minas now to reestablish the great performance of the season, in case it wants to continue dreaming of the fourth championship. The teams return to the court on Saturday (3), at 9 pm, again in the interior of Rio de Janeiro.
Praia Clube started the first set with authority. He forced the serve, made it difficult for Minas to pass and the consequent actions of the lifter Macris. The strong game in the middle of the BH team was compromised due to the efficiency of the Uberlândia team. Thaisa and Carol Gattaz were practically not activated, while Claudinha used and abused, with will and talent, the power of Michelle and Brayelin Martinez, who scored 11 points, and Praia closed the partial on 25/21.
The second set was a walk from Praia. Those commanded by coach Paulo Coco maintained the high level and gave Minas no chance. Brayelin Martinez, again, was practically unstoppable. Both the bottom and the tip. The Triangle team went well on the pass, efficient in the frame, unbeatable in the attack and closed on 12/25.
Minas returned to the third partial knowing that it would be all or nothing. He managed to react and took advantage of Praia’s apparent relaxation. The minastenist game in the middle has reappeared. Thaisa, until then discreet, went up in production, made seven points and helped the team to close on 25/21.
The fourth set was more balanced. The teams played point-to-point in the duel and there was no distance on the scoreboard. Praia came out at a disadvantage, but sought the reaction, adjusted the block and closed at 25/22.
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