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Sada Cruzeiro claim world crown at home

Cuban Yoandy Leal was one several heroes on Sunday for Sada Cruzeiro
Betim, Brazil, October 20, 2013 – Brazil’s Sada Cruzeiro put an exhibition of volleyball en route to the title at the FIVB Men’s Club World Championship following a dominating victory in straight sets over Russia’s Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 in front of 7,200 ardent fans at Divino Braga Gymmasium of Betim on Sunday.

Cuban Yoandy Leal finished with 13 points, including four aces and one block, as the leader of the balanced attack. Wallace Souza was next with 12 while middle blockers Douglas Cordeiro and Eder Carbonara contributed 11 and 10, respectively.

Sada Cruzeiro held advantages of 7-2 and 6-3 in blocks and aces, respectively, and outscored Lokomotiv in attacks by a wide margin of 40-24.

Eder Carbonara helped Sada Cruzeiro to 8-6 and 16-14 advantages at the TTO of the first set despite their 10 unforced errors up to that point. Yoandy Leal blocked Pavel Moroz for the three-point advantage at 17-14 and then served one big ace. What was a close set turned open and Sada won 25-20 with setter William Arjona scoring with a spike down the middle to close a long exchange. Leal, Carobonara and Souza each scored five points.

Lukas Divis scored the first two points of the second set but Sada tied with the spike by Leal and one volley mistake by Oreol Camejo. At 6-6 following one incredible save by libero Sergio Nogueira, Filipe Ferraz blocked Pavel Moroz and the partisan crowd went crazy. They went even crazier when Carbonara blocked Volvich for the 8-6 advantage. Sada expanded the distance to 14-10 following huge spikes by Leal and Souza. Sada led 16-11 at the second TTO. It was like a volleyball clinic and Sada took the set 25-19.

Divis gave Lokomotiv a 7-5 lead in the third set with two big kills while Sada committed a pair of errors by Leal and Souza. The home team tied at 7-7 with the block by Carbonara against 5 and the terrific spike by Leal. Lokomotiv led 8-7. Three violent serves by Leal converted into aces and Sada Cruzeiro built a five-point lead going to the second TTO. Lokomotiv reduced the gap to 17-14 but Sada reacted to recover following another spectacular save by Nogueira. The match closed at 25-20 when Moroz’s serve went out of bounds.


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