No.1 Dentil Praia Clube turned around the playoff semi-final series of the 2021/22 Brazilian Women’s Volleyball Championship against No.5 Sesc RJ Flamengo and went to the finals where they will face an old acquaintance.
Praia were close to saying goodbye to the 2021/22 Superliga Feminina 1XBET in Game 2 of the semi-finals against Sesc, as they were one set away from elimination. However, the Uberlândia team knew how to react on the court and forced the decisive match in which it got the comeback from a set down, closing the match at 3-1 and series at 2-1 to guarantee the spot in the final of the competition. Dominican from Praia, Brayelin Martínez, left the court as the match’s top scorer (21 points). Ana Carolina Silva ‘Carol’ set up as many as 7 out of the teams’ 19 blocks.
Itambé Minas (swept the series against Sesi Vôlei Bauru) will be Praia’s opponent in the fight for the title. The final between Minas and Praia, called by volleyball fans the “pão de queijo” (“cheese bread”; both teams come from the Minas Gerais state, which is well-known for its cheese bread) classic, will be played in a best-of-3 format, with all matches of the series held at the neutral court in the country’s capital of Brasília. Minas is the current 2-time champion of the Superliga. It will be the 3rd successive time that the two teams face each other in the Superliga final. In the previous two, Minas came out as the winner.
2021/22 Superliga Feminina 1XBET – playoff semi-finals, Game 3 (today’s matches):
Dentil Praia Clube – Sesc RJ Flamengo 3-1 (18-25, 26-24, 25-12, 25-17)