15. 12. 2019

BRA W: Minas dominate Sesc in big match to break rival’s 8-game unbeaten run

Source: superliga.cbv.com.br; Photo: minastenisclube.com.br

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Returning to the national competition after participating in the FIVB Club World Championship, Itambé/Minas dominated Sesc RJ in the big match of Round 8 of the 2019/20 Brazilian Women’s Volleyball Championship regular season.

 

In a duel of the two teams that have won all matches in the 2019/20 Superliga Feminina regular season prior to this round, the champions Minas outplay leaders in the charts Sesc by a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22).

Thaísa Menezes led Minas with 14 points, while Tandara Caixeta scored 18 points and Natália Araújo “Natinha” made 87% reception (15 digs, 60% excellent) for Sesc.

Despite the defeat, the side from Rio de Janeiro remained at the top of the charts with 8-1 and 23 points. As for Minas, they have kept a perfect record (6-0; 17 points) which was enough only to come in fourth place. It has to be noted that Minas played three games less than Sesc and two games less than vice-leaders Osasco/Audax due to competing in the FIVB Club World Championship.

2019/20 Superliga Feminina regular season – Round 8:

December 13:

C.R. Flamengo - Osasco/Audax 2-3 (25-27, 23-25, 30-28, 25-21,

Esporte Clube Pinheiros - Curitiba Vôlei 0-3 (18-25, 17-25, 19-25)

Dentil/Praia Clube - Sesi Vôlei Bauru 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-15)

São Cristóvão Saúde/São Caetano - Fluminense F.C. 2-3 (16-25, 25-23, 14-25, 25-21, 6-15)

Valinhos - São Paulo FC/Barueri 1-3 (28-30, 25-23, 23-25, 16-25)

December 15:

Itambé/Minas – Sesc RJ 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22)

Standings

 

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