Praia Clube went to the main court of the bubble formed in the CT of Saquarema, this Saturday, as if they were playing another set of the victory of game 1 of the Women’s Superliga final. Minas got a fright. After all, the advantage was the opponent’s. But little by little the defending champion reorganized himself, reacted under the command of the tip Pri Daroit and left everything the same in the best series of three games of the decision. The victory by 3 sets to 1, with partials of 19/25, 25/20, 27/25 and 25/23, forced the last match. The winning team will keep the competition title.
The teams play the third and decisive game on Monday, at 21h. SporTV2 broadcasts live
Minas wins game 2 against Praia Clube and forces game 3 of the Women’s Superliga final – Photo: Wander Roberto / Inovafoto / CBV
Fundamental in the serve, the tip and Olympic champion Fernanda Garay managed to open 8 to 0 at the beginning of the first set. She made an ace and broke the reception of Minas, who made an impressive 10 mistakes in the partial. With a lower yield at the start of the game, the opposite Dani Cuttino was replaced. But in the second set, back on the court, she scored 7 points. She ended the game as the top scorer in Minas with 21 hits, 19 of which were attacking and 2 of blocking. The balanced third set was 14 points of attack for both teams.
The tip Pri daroit was the one who started the reaction of Minas and left the court with the Viva Vôlei Trophy. She scored on all the fundamentals and organized the reception line for the Belo Horizonte team. The player scored 16 points: 2 for serve, 12 for attack and 2 for block. The tip and Olympic champion Fernanda garay also scored on all grounds. Throughout the match, she was the one who gave the game volume and kept the intensity for Praia Clube.
“We know that we played a lot below in the first game. I, in particular, was very bad. But it passed. We had to think about what we could do better and today the team is to be congratulated. We had moments of difficulty and we knew how to leave as a team, all together. . “
Pri Daroit, tip of Minas
Pri Daroit started Minas’ reaction against Praia Clube – Photo: Wander Roberto / Inovafoto / CBV
“In the first game, we had aggression all the time and that made the difference. Serving is fundamental and they printed better than us. It seems even repetitive, but we know that everything is open. Ball forward. On Monday, we have another battle that we know will be difficult. It was 3 to 1 again, but it was in the details. It is to adjust the details for Monday. “
Claudinha, lifter of Praia Clube
Carol Gattaz tries to get through the setter blocker Claudinha – Photo: Wander Roberto / Inovafoto / CBV
Praia Clube entered the court as if they were playing the fifth set of last Thursday’s game: the same intensity, strategy and disposition. Fernanda Garay went to the serve and put 8 to 0 on the scoreboard. The tip and Olympic champion put a lot of pressure on the reception of Minas, which consequently made a lot of mistakes in the attack. The team from Uberlândia turned the balls efficiently, while the team from the capital was cornered. The opposite Dani Cuttino gave way to Camila Mesquita on the court. Central Carol Gattaz initiated a reaction to Minas. He adjusted the attack and mounted the blockade. Praia’s advantage fell to 4 points. But Fê Garay had a perfect game, scoring on all fundamentals. The Uberlândia team maintained the volume and closed the first set in 25 to 19.
Minas’ first serve seemed as if the second partial would be a repeat of the previous one. Back on the court, the opposite Dani Cuttino threw the ball under the net. But the tip Pri Daroit, who in game 1 of the final scored only 1 point, managed to stop the opposite Brayelin Martinez in consecutive blocks and left the Belo Horizonte team at an advantage. Sensing the moment of the companion, the setter Macris abused Pri Daroit and even put the opposite Dani Cuttino in the game. Central Thaisa caught a ball with her foot, which set the team on fire. The two-time Olympic champion still scored her first point of attack in the match. Praia Clube changed, taking the opposite Michelle and putting the Dutch Anne on the court. Point by point the difference evaporated. But Minas regained the advantage and, with a serve point from Pri Daroit, made it 25 to 20.
Fernanda Garay was the highlight of Praia Clube in the match – Photo: Wander Roberto / Inovafoto / CBV
The game was the same, very balanced. Errors and successes for both sides. If the Pri Daroit tip was the challenge for Minas, the opposite Brayelin Martinez solved for Praia Clube. The Belo Horizonte team had an advantage, and the setter Macris felt free to vary the attack a lot and used all her options. But again the Uberlândia team pulled over, this time with the experience of Olympic champion Fernanda Garay. The tip achieved a sequence in the block and placed 3 points of advantage. The game was the same again. Tied at 23 to 23, 24 to 24, 25 to 25. The teams wasted attacks, the ball was left in the net and the American tip Megan Easy defined for Minas: 27 to 25.
Praia Clube returned to the fourth set opening up an advantage and putting Minas in difficulty. The opposite Brayelin Martinez and Fernanda Garay were the safety balls. The Olympic champion also emerged in the block and defense. But the Americans from Minas Gerais narrowed the difference. Opposite Dani Cuttino and the pointer Megan Easy ignored the opponent, leaving the team from the capital with the advantage of 4 points. The team from Uberlândia still tried to react, but the vibration of Minas on the court gave signs that game 3 was a reality. Victory by 25 to 23.
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