Praia plays for title, and Minas seeks survival in Superliga decision

Praia plays for title, and Minas seeks survival in Superliga decision
Praia plays for title, and Minas seeks survival in Superliga decision

Beach Club e Mines meet again this saturday, at 21h, in the Vlei Development Center, in Saquarema-RJ, in the second classic for the final of the Women’s Superleague. In advantage in the decision, the team of Uberlndia plays to conquer the second championship national tournament, while the minastenistas need the victory to force the third match of the series – on Monday, in the same place and time. The duel will be transmitted by Sportv 2.

Praia Clube won the first game of the decision against Minas, winning 3 sets to 1 (partials of 25/21, 25/12, 21/25 and 25/22). The Dominican Brayelin Martnez, highest scorer in the game, with 22 hits, and the tip Michelle Pavo, elected the best on the court, were the highlights in the victory of the team of the team Paulo Coco in Saquarema. Campes in 2017/18, the uberlandenses were a triumph of the title with the flavor of ‘rematch’ against the rival of Belo Horizonte.

This is the second time that the teams from Minas Gerais have disputed the title of the Super League. In the first, in the 2018/19 season, Minas won the triple championship by making 2-0 in the final series, with 3 to 2 in Belo Horizonte, and 3 to 1 in Uberlndia.

In the qualifying phase of this Superliga edition, Minas won both meetings with Praia. The coach’s team Nicola Nigro it also surpassed the Tringulo Mineiro team in the decisions of the Copa do Brasil and the Mineiro Championship of the current season.

Holder of the best campaign in the qualifying phase of the Superliga, Minas keeps waiting for a turnaround to reach the national team. One of the most experienced players in the minastenist squad, the captain Carol Gattaz analyzed the errors in the first decisive match and projected the reaction this Saturday.

“Unfortunately, we were unable to have all of our players doing what they could do on the court. It was our mistake, but we will fix it. a short time, because on Saturday we are back for the second game, but I really believe in the strength of our team. We always played together and we have to turn the key. Now, run after that result. I hope that we will be able to seek this victory ”, declared the central, 40 years old.

On the Praia side, the cautionary discourse. “Minas is the team to be won and has demonstrated this the entire season. We did not stop believing that together we can bring a result in our favor. The first step has been taken, but nothing has been gained. It won’t be easy. The title is open ”, evaluated MIchelle Pavo.

Finals in Saquarema

The decision of the 2020/21 Super League disputed, for the first time, in a ‘neutral court’, due to the procedures adopted against COVID-19. Therefore, the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (CBV) decided to create a ‘bubble’ at the Development Center, in Saquarema, which concentrates the preparation of the Brazilian team in all divisions.

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