04. 03. 2018

SACCH M: Cruzeiro win South American Club Championship for joint-record 5th time

Source: globoesporte.globo.com; Photo: Uarlen Valerio/O Tempo/globoesporte.globo.com

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Sada Cruzeiro of Brazil conquered the South American Club Championship for the fifth time in the club history.


In the finals of the 2018 South American Club Championship, hosted by the Brazilian side Montes Claros Vôlei, Sada Cruzeiro swept Argentinean Lomas Vóley by a 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-20) to win their fifth gold medal in the tournament, third in a row. Thus, Cruzeiro leveled with the two teams from their country who claimed the title five times as well: Esporte Clube Banespa and Club Athletico Paulistano.

The match was held in front of nearly packed stands at Tancredo Neves gymnasium in Montes Claros (4,000 spectators) and was preceded by the bronze medal encounter in which the home side defeated Argentinean titleholders Personal Bolívar by a 3-1 (28-30, 25-23, 25-23, 25-15).

Individual awards:

MVP – Robertlandy Simón (CUB, Sada Cruzeiro)

Best Outside Hitters – Yoandy Leal (Sada Cruzeiro), Lucas Ocampo (Lomas Vóley)

Best Middle blockers – Jonadabe Santos (BRA, Lomas Vóley), Isac Santos (Sada Cruzeiro)

Best Libero – Sérgio Nogueira „Sreginho“ (Sada Cruzeiro)

Best Setter – Nicolás Uriarte (ARG, Sada Cruzeiro)

Best Opposite – Fabrício Dias „Lorena“ (Montes Claros)


To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our South American Volleyball Club Championship 2018 / Male / Seniors page. 


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