Guimarães’ Hinode/Barueri Snaps 4-Game Losing Streak – Round 14 Recap

  0 Liam Smith | January 11th, 2018 | Brazilian League, Brazilian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor, South American Volleyball


Superliga debuted into 2018 with a bang for home teams, as the round’s 5 hosts started the year with easy wins over their respective opponents. To highlight, Barueri, which has all its stars recovering from injuries, snapped a 4-game-losing streak and Vôlei Bauru finally started pushing for playoff contention after a very slow start. Below, you’ll find recaps from all of the round’s games.

Team USA Watch

Superliga now has 4 American players signed to clubs (Sonja Newcombe, Carli Lloyd, Nicole Fawcett, and Destinee Hooker) but only Hooker took the court this round, as Newcombe is still getting in playing shape, Barueri has not given the media any news about Lloyd, and Fawcett’s Uberlândia had the week off.

Hooker’s play made up for her compatriots’ absences though, as she was superb on Minas‘ win against Fluminense, netting a game high 17 points on 16/33 (48%).


  • Vôlei Bauru pulled off a tight 3-1 (25/15 25/17 26/28 29/27) over Brb/Brasília Vôlei behind Tiffany Abreu’s 24 points on 22/44 hitting. Maria Luisa (Malu) had 24 points in the losing effort. Bauru outhit Brasília 46% to 37% while also being gifted 32 points from errors.
  • Hinode/Barueri recovered from its recent slump with a fairly easy 3-0 (25/17 27/25 25/7) win over Sesi/SP behind Suelle Oliveira‘s 14 points on 13/26 hitting. Glayce Vasconcelos had 10 points in the losing effort. Barueri outhit Sesi 12 to 6 in the match, committed no reception errors, and had 6 aces to Sesi‘s 0, while also being gifted 25 points from errors.
  • Vôlei Nestlé/Osasco beat São Cristovão Saúde/São Caetano on a come from behind 3-1 (22/25 25/23 25/18 25/18) win behind Angela Leyva‘s 20 points. Fernanda Tomé had 16 points in the losing effort. Osasco hit 50% for the game, while being gifted 30 points from errors.
  • Sesc/RJ beat Renata Country/Valinhos in an easy 3-0 (25/15 25/19 25/12) win on national teamer Gabriela Guimaraes first game since having a knee injury after the 2017 FIVB Grand Champions Cup. Sesc’s Opposite hitter Yonkaira Penã had 17 points on an astounding 12/17 (71%) hitting display. Sesc outhit Valinhos 9 to 4 in the game, while also outhitting it 48% to 32%.
  • Camponesa/Minas handed Fluminense an easy 3-0 (25/23 25/17 25/13) loss behind Destinee Hooker‘s 17 points on 16/33 (48%) hitting. Renata Colombo had 11 points in the losing effort. Minas outhit Fluminense 43% to 30% in the match, while also being gifted 21 points from errors.
  • Dentil Praia Clube/Uberlândia and Pinheiro’s game was postponed to 01/23

Team of the Week

Despite starting the season strong and fighting for Superliga’s top-4 places on the standings, Barueri‘s season started going south after its first 8 games, and the team flirted with falling out of playoff contention. This round, however, José Roberto Guimarães squad snapped a nasty 4 game losing streak and was finally able to win a game 3-0 after quite some time, building confidence for its next match-ups. To top it off, the team signed Team USA’s standout Carli Lloyd to a contract and superstar Thaisa Daher is back to training full time. Barueri‘s season can only go up from here.

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Nossas atletas estão ficando ainda mais bonitas com @hinodeoficial e @dazzle_oficial para as fotos do time! 📸 #hinodebarueri #dazzlelovers #makingoff

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Player of the Week

Whenever one sees a 12/17 (71%) hitting performance in a women’ s games, one would automatically assume the performance was that of a very competent middle blocker. Yonkaira Penã, though, was able to pull of this masterpiece as an opposite hitter. She also had two aces and a block to close off her day and help Sesc win an easy 3-0 match over Valinhos. Looks like Bernadinho’s mid-season acquisition is paying off big time.

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Gracias a Dios por la oportunidad que me brindas cada día, gracias a mi equipo, compañeras por esa victoria tan importante, que manera de cerrar el año 2017 con victoria…mejor equipo SescRJ💙mejor jugadora del juego#VivaVoley#😍💙✌💪estamos juntas vamos que vamos#somosmaisqueuntime#

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