18. 04. 2019

ARG W: Boca Juniors claim back-to-back title, Fresco named MVP

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Boca Juniors defeated San Lorenzo in a decisive game of the 2018/19 Argentinean Women’s Volleyball Championship finals to claim the back-to-back title.

 

In a packed La Bombonerita hall (3,000 spectators), the home side and also the top seed Boca Juniors defeated No.2 seed San Lorenzo in Game 3 of the 2018/19 Liga Femenina de Voleibol Argentino playoff finals to close the series at 2-1 and win the second straight championship. Boca prevailed in four sets in a decisive game, partially 23-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-18. Game 1 went into the favor of San Lorenzo (3-0) while Boca was better in Game 2 by a 3-1.

In this way, Boca won three of the five championship editions organized by the Argentine Volleyball Federation (2015, 2018 and 2019) and added their sixth title (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) to reaffirm the status of the most-titled Women’s club, having two gold medals more than Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and River Plate.

This title match marked the end of the career of Boca captain and former Argentina national team middle blocker Natalia Espinosa, who retired at the age of 35. The opposite hitter Lucía Fresco from Boca was named MVP of the finals.

2018/19 Liga Femenina de Voleibol Argentino playoff finals – Game 3:

(1) Boca Juniors – (2) San Lorenzo 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18), series 2-1

 

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