In Paulista classic (both teams are located in the State of São Paulo) of Round 13, which is the second round of the second part of the season, Pinheiros won a tie-breaker against Vôlei Nestlé/Osasco, partially 17-25, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 21-19.
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Thus, Pinheiros showed they are in great form lately, since they beat another favorite in previous round, Terracap/BRB/Brasília Vôlei. Bárbara Kozonoe ‘Babi’ and Lays Oliveira scored 17 points each for winners while Tandara Caixeta had 20 in Osasco.
— EC Pinheiros (@ClubePinheiros) January 14, 2017
Defeat of Osasco went into favor of champions and leaders in the standings, Rexona-Sesc. The team coached by Bernardo Rezende ‘Bernardinho’, imposed the role of the favorites against last-placed Renata Valinhos/Country from the beginning of the match despite playing in combined line-up, 3-0. Bernardinho, who had his first game only as coach of Rexona (recently decided not to renew with Brazilian federation) gave the rest to some players from starting line-up like Gabriela Guimarães ‘Gabi’. Monique Pavão had 15 points for Rio de Janeiro side while Francyely Lemos ‘Fran Lemos’ collected 21 for Valinhos.
Camponesa/Minas coach Paulo Coco has finally re-arranged dices in his team after slow start of the Superliga. U.S. import Destinee Hooker fit in perfectly while another mid-season newcomer Jaqueline Carvalho wll need a bit more time. Nevertheless, Minas look better now which they showed with a third win in a row. Minas downed São Cristovão Saúde/São Cateano 3-0 with 21 from Rosamaria Montibeller. Edinara Brancher scored 10 for the losing team.
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