Wednesday, March 23, 2011


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With the support of the fans who packed the gymnasium Poliesportivo do Riacho, in Contagem (MG), the Sada Cruzeiro (MG) went ahead in the Superliga 10/11 playoff quarter-final against Pinheiros / Sky (SP). On Tuesday (03/22), the Minas Gerais team defeated the Sao Paulo team by 3 sets to 1 (25/14, 21/25, 25/18 and 25/21) in the first game of series best-of-three.

With the result, Sada Cruzeiro is one victory away of reaching for the third consecutive year, the semifinals of the competition. The second duel of the clash will be next FRIDAY (25/03) in the gym
Henrique Villaboin, São Paulo, 21h, with live broadcast by channel Sportv.

For the Pinheiros / Sky, the only victory matters. If necessary, the third match will be on SUNDAY (27.03), from 19h again in the the gym Riacho in Contagem.

The highlight of the game was the opposite Wallace of the Sada Cruzeiro. The attacker was voted best on court and received the trophy VivaVôlei. Additionally, Wallace was the leading scorer of the clash, with 20 hits - 19 of them in spike.

In the Pinheiros / Sky, who most scored was the three times world champion and Olympic champion Giba, with 15 points - 13 spikes and two block.

The Game

The score of the the first set remained balanced until by the 11th point. Thereafter, the Sada Cruzeiro gave a strong pace in the serve. The Pinheiros / Sky made ​​a lot mistakes. The home team made ​​12 points in the opponent's mistakes, while gave away
only three. On the second technical break, the advantage of the Minas team was five points (16/11). Sada Cruzeiro expanded the lead and closed at 25/14 after the ace of the outside hitter Filipe.

The defeat did not discourage the Pinheiros / Sky, back in the mood for the second set. Aggressively in the attack, the team from Sampa City, under the command of Giba, scored 6 / 2. The visitors extended the advantage (19/13), but Sada Cruzeiro recovered, made ​​four straight points and pulled up: 19/16. However, the reaction was not enough to change the landscape of the set. The Pinheiros / Sky scored
25/21 and tied the game.

The beginning of the third set was balanced. But Sada Cruzeiro took the lead and increased the score. On offense, the highlight of the home team was the outside hitter Filipe as the setter William Arjona, who gave a show in the distribution of the plays. The Pinheiros / Sky could not repeat the good performance from the previous partial. In the end, 25/18 for the Celeste team.

In the fourth set, the game of opposite Wallace of the Sada Cruzeiro grew and the home team opened 13/10 in the first half of the set. From the side of Pinheiros / Sky, the highlight was also the opposite player, Leo. The home team managed the score and clinched the set and the match by scoring 25/21 in the attack of Wallace.

Sada Cruzeiro 3 x 1 Pinheiros Sky
(25/14, 21/25, 25/18 and 25/21

Matchday: March 22, 2011 
Arena: Poliesportivo do Riacho, Contagem (MG)
Game Time: 98m
Top scorer: Wallace (Sada Cruzeiro
) - 20pts
Attendance: 2.200

VivaVôlei Trophy: Wallace (Sada Cruzeiro)


SADA CRUZEIRO – William, Wallace, Filipe, Léo Mineiro, Douglas Cordeiro, Acácio. Líbero - Serginho
Replacements – Samuel
Head Coach – Marcelo Mendez

PINHEIROS/SKY – Vinhedo, Léo, Giba, Maurício, Gustavo and Silêncio. Líbero – Polaco.
Replacements – Aranha, Reffatti and Murilo.
Head Coach – Mauro Grasso

Complete Match Stats: HERE [in Portuguese]
Source: CBV [in Portuguese]  
Match Photo Gallery: HERE
Watch Full Match: HERE

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