Haris closes the first two games of the final series to the best of five games with a 0-2 in their favor, beating an Olympian in almost all facets of the game who, despite offering a better version than the one in the first game, She has not been able to match the performance of the girls from Tenerife, guided by a Patricia Aranda who has been able to give her team what they needed at all times (1-3). The final moves next week to Tenerife, where the third game of the ‘playoff’ will be played on Saturday (6:00 p.m.). A victory for the Laguneras would make them champions of the Iberdrola League, but a victory for the yellows would force a fourth game to be played next Sunday on the same stage and at the same time (6:00 p.m.).
With a great volleyball atmosphere with the two Canarian fans painting the stands of the CID in color started the second match of the final series for the title the best of five games. The Olympic He jumped onto the track with the need to match yesterday’s triumph of the Laguneras, so as not to further complicate the defense of a title that was going uphill at the first change.
Rachel Montoro he took his arm out for a walk in the first stages of the crash, Sarah Manzano He pulled gallons to lead his own and from then on everything began to work like a charm, with Ariadna Priante directing the game of the yellow.
Haris did not find their best serve again and suffered in reception against the game of the current League champions, who found in Gaby Rocha and Lucía Varela the solution to counteract the power of the Laguneras down the center, which they did not find easily of the first game to Wagner and Jordan, while the effectiveness in the blocking of the grancanarias minimized the contribution of Jean Pierre and Lisbet Arredondo, which allowed the olimpilocas close the first act in their favor (25-18) and get ahead on the general scoreboard.
But as in all finals, and even more so when it comes to volleyball, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and the girls from Tenerife returned to the fray in a spectacular start to the second roundwith Wagner, Arredondo, Jean Pierre and Bely dominating the scene, forcing Pascual Saurín to consume his two time-outs with a 5-16 score, in search of solutions to cut the negative inertia of his players who were unable to stop the new frenetic pace imposed by his rival.
The efforts of the Olímpico to get back into the fight for the second set were fruitless despite the push of Helia González and Sulián Matienzo, with Lisbet Arredondo and Bely appearing on the scene to finish the assault on the fast track (12-25) , to equalize the contest (1-1).
The fight resumed in its third round, the most even to date, with a direct duel between Jessica Wagner, immeasurable on the net, along with Lisbet Arredondo’s lashes on the Tenerife side, while Raquel Montoro and Sulián Matienzo counterattacked opposite. to keep ahead of olimpilocas in a power-to-power struggle between the two Canarian representatives, in which once again Patricia Aranda led her teammates to victory (20-25), with the Cuban Lisbet Arredondo nipping the assault in the bud, to regain control in the electronic (1-2).
Hope is the last thing to be lost, but the sensations could not be worse for the Olympian who received a new goring from the Laguneras who endorsed them with a 3-10 starting partial, which left Saurín’s pupils mortally wounded in a fourth round in which Wagner and Arredondo again ended up bleeding the Gran Canaria women, who despite making up the result in the final stretch of the match with the entry of Saray Manzano, were unable to come back from the set, falling 18-25 after closing the clash Jordan with a powerful shot in the net that gave the deserved final victory to Haris (1-3), putting the tie for the runners-up of the Challenge and champions of the Queen’s Cup, with a 0-2 in the global calculation and having the court factor in his favor in the next two games.
Olympic 1 – 3 Haris
Olympic: 1 (25-12-21-18): Ariadna Priante (2), Raquel Montoro (10), Saray Manzano (9), Gaby Rocha (2), Lucía Varela (8), Sulián Matienzo (17) and Alba Sánchez (Libero) – starting team – Mariale Álvarez del Burgo, Helia González (4) and Julia de Paula (7).
Haris (18-25-25-25): Bely Nsunguimina (12), Lisa Jeanpierre (11), Patricia Aranda (2), Jenelle Jordan (9), Jessica Wagner (19), Lisbet Arredondo (17) and Patricia Llabrés (Libero) – starting team – Cristina Pérez (1) and Paola Martínez (1).
Partials: 25/18, 12/25, 21/25, 18/25.
Referees: Antonio Correa Benítez and María Gloria Souto Jiménez.
Incidents: Insular Sports Center of Gran Canaria, before 1,010 spectators.