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Brazil: in last matches of Round 4, Taubaté wreck Minas in big match, Cruzeiro inflict first defeat to Vôlei Renata

After the fourth round, the number of undefeated teams in the 2020/21 Brazilian Volleyball Championship has reduced from three to just one: EMS Taubaté Funvic.
EMS Taubaté Funvic and Minas Tênis Clube came to the match of Round 4 as unbeaten teams, the former prevailed in straight sets, which was an unexpectedly easy victory given the way both sides played, so far, and took over the leadership of the competition: 3-0 (25:16, 25:23, 25:23). João Rafael Ferreira top-scored the winners with 15 points, Maurício Souza made 4 blocks, while Maurício Borges had 73 % reception (40 % excellent). Cuban Yadrian Escobar put down 13 points for Minas, while Maique Nascimento had 75 % reception (65 % excellent).
Taubaté collected 12 points and are 2 points ahead of Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei. Minas fell to fifth place with 8 points.
Speaking about Sada Cruzeiro, they recovered from losing to Minas and overtook Vôlei Renata, unbeaten prior to the match, with 3-1.
Cuban Miguel López stood out in the Contagem based team with 23 points, including 4 kill blocks. Otávio Pinto also set up 4 blocks, while Argentinean Facundo Conte was brilliant in reception (85 %; 62 % excellent) and precise in the attack (76 %; 13/17). Gabriel Vaccari top-scored Vôlei Renata with 15 points, Michel Saraiva made a 77 % attack (10/13), while Bruno Bello had 77 % reception (55 % excellent).

📌| 2020/21 Superliga Banco do Brasil regular season | Round 4

🗓| November 14
Sesi-SP — AzuIim/Gabarito/Uberlandia 0-3 (18:25, 23:25, 23:25)
Montes Claros America Volei — Pacaembu Ribeirao 3-0 (25:19, 25:10, 25:15)

🗓| November 15

Caramuru — Volei UM Itapetininga 1-3 (20:25, 25:12, 26:28, 22:25)
Top Scorers: Renan Macedo 16, Junior Jailton Leal 13, Leonardo Silva 12; Renan Buiatti 20, Vitor Baesso 11, Johan Marengoni 10. MVP: Renan Buiatti.

Sada Cruzeiro – Volei Renata Campinas 3-1 (25:21, 23:25, 28:26, 25:18)
Top Scorers: Lopez 23, Alan Souza 19, Conte 13, Otavio Pinto 12; Gabriel Vaccari 15, Leandro Vissotto 11, Michel Saraiva 11, Bruno Temponi 9. MVP: Lopez.

Vedacit Volei Guarulhos — Apan/Eleva/Blumenau 2-3 (21:25, 25:19, 24:26, 25:20, 27:29)
Top Scorers: Filipi Rammé 29, Rodrigo Telles “Alemao” 18, Tiago Barth 12, Thiago Alves 11; Franco Paese 31, Lucas Fonseca 17, Gabriel Pessoa 15, Alexandre Monteiro 7, Deivid Costa 7. MVP: Evandro Batista.

EMS Taubaté Funvic – Minas Tenis Clube 3-0 (25:16, 25:23, 25:23)
Top Scorers: Joao Rafael 15, Lucas Saatkamp 12, Felipe Roque 11, Mauricio Borges 11, Mauricio Souza 9; Escobar 13, Henrique Honorato 12, Lazo 8, Mathues Bispo dos Santos “Pinta” 8. MVP: Bruno Rezende.

📄| Standings
EMS Taubaté Funvic 12
Sada Cruzeiro 10
Vôlei Renata Campinas 9
Azulim/Gabarito/Uberlandia 8
Minas Tenis Clube 8
Vôlei UM Itapetininga 6
Sesi-SP 6
Apan/Eleva/Blumenau 3
Montes Claros America Vôlei 3
Caramuru 3
Vedacit Vôlei Guarulhos 1
Pacaembu Ribeirao 0

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