Spain: Melilla take their first Spanish Super Cup, Tenerife triumph in women’s competition2 min read
Melilla Sport Capital and CV Tenerife Libby’s La Laguna lifted the first official titles of the 2022-23 season in Spain.
In Men’s edition, Melilla Sport Capital won the 2022 Supercopa Masculina in their debut in the match for the trophy in the competition. The team headquartered in Africa, as Melilla is one of the two Spain’s autonomous cities in North Africa, downed the match host, who’s the most-titled side in the country and the reigning champion of Spain, Unicaja Costa de Almería, 3-1 (25:21, 25:21, 23:25, 25:22).
The contribution of the Argentine opposite, Federico Martina, named not by chance MVP of the match, was decisive in achieving the second great title won by the team commanded by Salim Abdelkader (the first one was in the Spanish Cup last season), scoring a total of 24 points. The Portuguese Marco Ferreira, top-scored for Almería with 19 points, while Francisco José Fernández Paquillo made 79% of the receptions (28 digs, 2 errors, 57% excellent).
About Women, CV Tenerife Libby’s La Laguna won the second Supercopa Iberdrola in club’s history by beating Arenal Emevé in a match that ended 3-1 (25:22, 21:25, 25:22, 25:12). Playing at home, the girls from Tenerife earned the first title at the stake of the season, demonstrating the quality of their team and the good collective work of the group led by Juan Diego García.
The captain of the winners, the Cuban Lisbet Arredondo, was the best on the court in the attack with 18 points to become the match’s top scorer as well as MVP of the match, while Patricia Llabrés had 72% reception (18 digs, 1 error, 50% excellent). Sara Folgueira and Lucía Prol put down 15 points each for Emevé, while Candela López served 6 aces.
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