After 22 exciting rounds of play, Superliga’s regular season is over and we get to know playoff matchups and relegation duds
The higher you are, the bigger the fall. At least that was what happened to Superliga’s 2nd seeded Sesc/RJ, who was upset by 10th seeded Montes Claros 3-1 (23/25 25/18 24/26 19/25), the latter without three of its starters. Its win clinched its permanence in Superliga’s elite, and officially relegated JF Vôlei and Copel Telecom/Maringá.
Ponta Grossa it is almost a sure lock to avoid relegation this season.
37-year-old Dante Amaral, a gold medalist in the 2004 Olympic games, came off the bench to fill in for Lucarelli
This year’s Superliga will be one of the deepest domestic leagues in the world.
Emerson Rodriguez scored 31 points, but it was not enough to complete Venezuela’s comeback effort in a five-set loss to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Argentina continued on to a 3-0 Pan Am Cup start and semifinal berth with a 3-0 win over Canada.
Argentina remained undefeated in Pool B play with a sweep of Venezuela, while Puerto Rico earned its first win of the tournament with a 3-0 victory over the host Canadians on Wednesday.
After back to back silver medals at the Pan Am Cup, Argentina began its push for more with an easy sweep of Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, home-standing Canada bested Venezuela in four sets to wrap up Day 1 action in Pool B.