|The team of São Bernardo surprised Volei Futuro and won the match.|
With the largest investment of the season, Vôlei Futuro entered the Superliga with the front-runner status. However, the team of Araçatuba presents irregularities and suffers with a campaign only modest. On the evening of Tuesday, the situation became even more complicated. The team of Araçatuba, made many mistakes, showed instability and lost by 3-2 (25-23, 25-21, 26-28,19-25 and 15-12) in direct duel with BMG / São Bernardo and fell to tenth place.
With the setback at home in the opening match of Round 14, Vôlei Futuro can finish the first round out of the classification's zone for the playoff - only the top eight advances. Defending Paulistas champions, the team of Araçatuba, suffered its seventh setback in 12 games and fell to tenth place - it was just overtaken by São Bernardo.
The team coached by Rubens - Bernardinho assistant coach in men's national team - surprised for the first time in Super League. The young team was not being good against the title contenders. They suffered a 3-0 defeat to Pinheiros Sky, Sesi - Sao Paulo, and VIVO Minas. Against BMG Montes Claros and Sada Cruzeiro, managed to win only a partial.
Without world champion Lucão, Vôlei Futuro triumphed in just two classics, against Montes Claros and Pinheiros. But lost to Cruzeiro, Cimed and Sesi-SP and still suffered losses to more modest teams such as Medley Campinas, Fatima/Medquímica/Sogipa and Londrina Sercomtel.
Vôlei Futuro Araçatuba 2 x 3 BMG São Bernardo
(23/25, 21/25, 28/26, 25/19 and 12/15)
Matchday: January 11, 2011
Arena: Plácido Rocha Gymnasium, Araçatuba (SP)
Game time: 153min
Game's scorer: Renan (BMG São Bernardo) – 18 pts
VivaVôlei Trophy: Fidele (BMG São Bernardo)
Source: UOL [in Portuguese]
Round 14, Turn 1
13.01 (THURSDAY) – BMG/Montes Claros x Soya/Blumenau/Mart Plus, 19h30, at Tancredo Neves Gym, in Montes Claros (MG)
13.01 (THURSDAY) – Sesi-SP x Londrina/Sercomtel, 19h, in Sesi Vila Leopoldina Gymnasium, in São Paulo (SP)
13.01 (THURSDAY) – Pinheiros/Sky x Santo André/Spread, 20h30, at Henrique Villaboin, in São Paulo (SP)
13.01 (THURSDAY) – Vivo/Minas x Fátima/Medquímica/Sogipa, 21h, at Arena Vivo, in Belo Horizonte (MG). SPORTV (LIVE BROADCAST)
13.01 (THURSDAY) – Sada Cruzeiro x Volta Redonda, 19h30, Divino Braga Gym, in Betim (MG)
13.01 (THURSDAY) – Medley/Campinas x São Caetano/Tamoyo, 19h30, Taquaral Gymnasium, in Campinas (SP)