Cruzeiro, Taubaté, Sesc, and Sesi Advance To Superliga Semifinals

  0 Liam Smith | April 01st, 2018 | Brazilian League, Brazilian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor, South American Volleyball


Superliga’s quarterfinals are over and only the best of the best survived. No series went the distance, with all winners closing their respective matchups in 2 games. Next, we’ll have Cruzeiro x Taubaté and Sesc x Sesi fighting for a finals spot.

  • Sesc/RJ eliminated Vôlei Renata/Campinas by beating it 3-1 (26/24 19/25 23/25 20/25) behind Paulo Silva’s 16 points. Leandro Vissotto had 20 points in the losing effort. Campinas gifted Sesc with 35 points from errors. Sesc‘s setter Thiago Veloso commented on the win:

“Our team is to be congratulated. We knew how to handle the pressure and we kept our heads in place and we were able to do what was necessary to clinch a semifinals spot.”

“Our team has been showing superiority on the court since we have been together for eight years, exchanging one piece or another, but without letting the level drop. Now it’s the semifinal and we’re looking for another title.”

  • Sesi/SP eliminated Corinthians/Guarulhos by beating it 3-0 (28/30 22/25 23/25) behind Alan Souza‘s 24 points on a 23/30 (77%) hitting effort. Rodrigo Nascimento had 19 points in the losing effort. Sesi hit 67% from the field as a team in what arguably its best game of the season. Alan commented on his superb playoff performances so far:

“The staff gives me a lot of confidence when it comes game time. From the beginning when Rubinho bet on me as a starter, everyone always gave me a lot of strength. They say I’m young, that I have to have fun. It always gives you confidence to have Olympic champions speaking this way to you. I always go there and give my best. It’s my first playoff playing as a starter. It’s working. Let’s see what the future holds.”

  • EMS Funvic/Taubate eliminated Minas Tenis Clube by beating it (22/25 17/25 20/25) behind Wallace Souza‘s 11 points on 8/13 (62%) hitting. Henrique Honorato had 10 points in the losing effort. Minas had 34 errors as a team to Taubate’s 17 mistakes. Taubaté’s Marko Ivovic commented the win:

“Sada/Cruzeiro is one of the best teams in the world. They are title favorites, but we have a chance. Our team has battled with injuries, but I believe we are playing much better than before. We are evolving as a team and we’ll be able to have good games against Cruzeiro.

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TROFÉU VIVA VÔLEI Hoje o melhor em quadra foi o nosso ponteiro Marko Ivović, que levou o Troféu Viva Vôlei e comemorou muito mais esta importante vitória. . . . VAMOS, TAUBATÉ!!⚪🔵 #EMS #SuaSaúdeMerece #OrgulhoDeSerTaubate #JogandoJunto #Superliga #VoleiTaubate #Taubate #VemProCaldeirao #VôleiBrasil

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Já está definido o adversário do Sada Cruzeiro nas semifinais da Superliga! É o paulista EMS Taubaté Funvic. E o primeiro jogo da série melhor de cinco está previsto para sábado, 07/04, às 17h, no Riachão! Clube iniciará a venda de ingressos na segunda-feira.

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UM MONSTRO DE TERNO EM QUADRA! Nosso levantador @thiaguinhopv jogou demais e levou pra casa o troféu VivaVôlei de melhor jogador da partida! 👏👏👏👏👏 #SescRJ #Superliga #JuntosSomosMaisQueUmTime

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O sorriso no rosto de quem foi o melhor da partida! 😎#VivaVôlei #GoSesi #Superliga #volei #voleibol #sesivolei #sesiloco

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