2017-2018 BRAZILIAN WOMEN’S SUPERLIGA
- 10/15 – 03/02 – Regular Season
- Official League Site
- Power Rankings
- Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4
This round of games saw the playing field start to get organized in what we projected would be their eventual spots in the standings. The fight for better playoff placement, though, is only starting, as Hinode is makings its up way up the field after a rough start, and Osasco‘s surprising loss at the hands of so far underachieving Fluminense, highlights a battle for standings supremacy. Below you’ll find all information from the round’s match-ups:
- Hinode/Barueri beat São Cristovão Saúde/São Caetano 3-1 (10/25 22/25 25/21 24/26) behind Edinara Brancher‘s 24 points. Sonaly Cridão had 17 points in the losing effort. Barueri posted a 62% receiving excellency rate for the game, one of the highest of the tournament so far.
- Renata Country/Valinhos got its first win of the season by beating Sesi/SP 3-1 (26/24 18/25 16/25 16/25) behind Paula Mohr’s 19 points. Domingas Araujo, who signed with Sesi/SP after Rio do Sul’s folding, had 22 points in the losing effort. Valinhos had 10 aces in the match, while Sesi only hit 27% as a team for the game, with opposite hitter Nikolle Correa hitting 5 for 31 from the attack line.
- Sesc/RJ beat Esporte Clube Pinheiros 3-1 (23/25 25/23 18/25 19/25) behind Mayhara Silva‘s 24 points on 15 for 22 hitting, while also adding an amazing 9 blocks, which helped her team out-block its opponent 16 to 8 for the game. Bruna Honório had 18 points in the losing effort.
- Fluminense came back from behind 2-0 to beat Vôlei Nestlé/Osasco 3-2 (19/25 27/29 25/20 27/25 15/13) to secure the biggest upset of round 5. Thais Souza had 19 points for the winners on 18 for 36 hitting, while Tandara Caixeta had 25 points in the losing effort. Both teams combined for 32 blocks on the game (18 for Osasco, 14 for Fluminense).
- Camponesa/Minas beat Vôlei Bauru 3-1 (25/20 18/25 20/25 17/25) behind Rosamaria Montibeller‘s 20 points. Yoana Palacio had 13 points in the losing effort, as Bauru only hit 27% for the game as a team. Minas had 12 aces in the contest.
- Finally, in a game that was moved up and played on 10/31, Dentil Praia Clube/Uberlândia beat BRB/Brasília 3-0 (22/25 12/25 12/25) behind Walewska Oliveira’s 17 points on 10 for 15 hitting and 5 blocks. Nicole Fawcett helped with 11 points of her own, while Maria Luisa had 10 points in the losing effort. Brasília was out-blocked 11 to 5 in the match, while only posting a 29% hitting percentage.
Team of The Week: Fluminense
Prior to this round, Fluminense was going through the worst scenario imaginable in Brazilian volleyball. Having played four games with only one win, it looked as if Fluminense would be that team that heavily invested money in its squad in the off season, only to see its efforts result in a fight against relegation. The huge come back from behind win against Osasco, which was unbeaten prior to this game, breathed much needed air into the team, which it certainly hopes will mark a turnaround in their season, which currently sees them occupy the standings 9th spot, currently out of playoff contention.
Player of the Week: Mayhara Silva
When Ana Carolina da Silva left for Turkey, many wondered if Mayhara was up to the task of taking over the national teamer’s spot in Sesc/RJ‘s middle block position. Not only is she showing she was up to the task, she is also putting up monster numbers. This time around, she blocked 9 attacks in a four set game, a very rare feat, while also leading her team with 24 points on 15 for 22 hitting. She is hitting 64% for the season, while also blocking 0.94 attacks per set, good enough for 4th place in this skill’s standings.
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