Just like in Game 1, the referee had to calm down the situation on the court by giving a red card. And not one. At 17-17 in the second set, several players on both sides started a trash-talk through the net. Prior to this, Sesi players complained to the referees because they missed calling a center line violation of Luiz Sene „Luizinho“. Exactly Luizinho from Corinthians and Murilo Endres from Sesi were red-carded for arguing. You will not see so often that two opposing players get a red card in a single game. The score was 18-18 after this.
Alan Souza topped Sesi with 24 points and 77% attack (23/30, 1 error, blocked once). Rodrigo Nascimento „Rivaldo“ scored 19 points for Corinthians. Sérgio Dutra „Serginho“ made 73% reception (11 digs, 64% excellent).
Sesi will play No.2 Sesc-RJ in the semifinals.
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our BRA National Championship 2017/2018 / Male / Seniors page.