Sada Cruzeiro fights, but is overcome by Taubaté and closes participation in the Superliga
14/04/2019 at 1:31
In Contagem, with an absolutely crowded gym and great support from the fans, Sada Cruzeiro fought hard, but lost to EMS Taubaté Funvic on April, 13th, by 3 sets to 2. With this result, the opponent got the place for the Superliga finals 2018/19. The partials of the duel were 21/25, 36/34, 25/19, 19/25 and 15/12. The opposite Evandro was the highest scorer with 22 hits.
The semifinal matches were very disputed, but the opponent managed to impose his pace and win the three first matches. Taubaté won 3-1 in Contagem, then 3-2 in their gymnasium in São Paulo, and also closed the third match at Riachão, in the tie-break, finishing the semifinals.
Since the 2010/11 season, Sada Cruzeiro has been in the last eight straight decisions of the Superliga and won six times the national title, a mark that only the blue team has. Second in the ranking is the Cimed, from Florianópolis, with four trophies.
“Our team played wel, and did their best. We are not happy with this result, but we accept because we left everything we could within the court. Now is to start over and rearrange us for next season. We must also not forget the positive things we had. It was a difficult season, with a lot of overcoming”, said coach Marcelo Mendez.
In 2018/19 Sada Cruzeiro underwent a major overhaul, with the replacement of athletes already with the work in progress. However, the cruzeirenses ignored the challenges and conquered three titles, with the Mineiro, Copa Brasil and South American Championship.
Sada Cruzeiro – Fernando Cachopa, Evandro, Sander, Rodriguinho, Le Roux, Isac and Serginho. Entered Sandro, Luan, Filipe and Lucas Bauer. Coach – Marcelo Mendez
EMS Taubaté Funvic – Rapha, Vissoto, Lucarelli, Conte, Lucão, Otávio and Thales. Entraram Nico Uriarte, Douglas Souza, Fabiano, Abouba and Robinho. Coach – Renan Dal Zotto