Brazil: Montes Claros stuns Taubatè: the last semifinalist will be decided in Game 3!2 min read
After the incredible elimination of Sada Cruzeiro, Funvic Taubaté also misses in Game 2 of the Superliga quarter-finals. Bruninho (benched in the fourth and fifth set) & Co., very foul with 45 errors and unable to be effective from the service line and in blocking, win only the first 2 sets against Montes Claros America who, even to a set from the elimination, they continue to believe it and, led by the opposite Lucas Borges (voted MVP of the match) snatch the match to the tie-break. Even in the decisive set, Funvic Taubaté continues to collect point errors (as many as 7) and therefore fails to limit their opponents who in the end thank for Mauricio Borges’ error in reception (ball in the net, 14:12) and one by Felipe Roque (15:13) that close the match.
To decide the last semifinalist, Game 3 will be needed, and the date and venue could be subject to variations due to the ban on sports events in the state of Sao Paulo.
| Quarterfinals Game 2
| March 15
• Apan/Eleva/Blumenau (5) – Minas Tenis Clube (4) 1-3 (21:25, 16:25, 26:24, 28:30) Serie: 0-2
| March 16
• Azulim/Gabarito/Uberlandia (6) – Volei Renata Campinas (3) 2-3 (21:25, 25:19, 25:17, 23:25, 17:19) Serie: 0-2
| March 17
• Sada Cruzeiro (1) – Volei UM Itapetininga (8) 2-3 (25:15, 25:18, 21:25, 23:25, 16:18) Serie: 0-2
| March 18
• Montes Claros America Volei (7) – EMS Taubaté Funvic (2) 3-2 (23:25, 23:25, 25:21, 27:25, 15:13) Serie: 1-1
Top Scorers: Lucas Borges 20; Douglas Souza 23. MVP: Lucas Borges.
| these data are provided by local television. The official match report is not published, as with all home games of Montes Claros which obviously does not have a scoutman.