Ciudad Vóley, one step away from the first ACLAV League in its history

It is one of the historical clubs of national volleyballthrough time has sustained a project of inferiors of which Players like Jan Martínez, Agustín Loser came outNicolas Uriarte, Luciano Palonsky and Facundo Contethe one who returned to “home”, nothing more and nothing less, after 15 years of military abroad.

Last year Muni was very close to achieving the great objective by losing the final series 3-1 with UPCN de San Juan, the top winner of the Aclav League, with 9 titles.

In this season incorporated great players like Mauro Zelayetawho was an Olympic bronze medalist in beach volleyball in Buenos Aires 2018 and the aforementioned Facundo Conte, winner of the bronze medal in Tokyo 2020 with the Argentine National Team.

in regular phase Ciudad remained at the top of the table with only one defeat in 22 gamesprecisely against UPCN 3-1 in the last game of this first stage of the tournament. libero was able to talk to Hernan Ferrarocoach of the Buenos Aires team, on how to face the final after an almost perfect previous phase: “We had a great regular phase from the results, but we focused on the technical details that can make us the differencein training each ball with demand and in what each one had to improve to reach the final with a winning mentality ”.

In the quarterfinals, Nuñez’s team defeated Once Unidos from Mar del Plata and in the semifinals against Police from Formosa.

Ciudad has a large base of club players, the former coach of the Argentine Women’s National Team also referred to this: “The lower ones are very important within the project, We try to be the best volleyball club from the results to the preparation of each player for high competition. We have a great work group dedicated to that, our pride is when a player develops and gets to play in the League or in the National Team ”.

match point

On Friday night the first game was played in Nuñez with a devastating start from the locals who swept Gremio 3-0 with partials of 25-21, 25-13 and 25-20. With Conte and Vicente Parraguirre as top scorers, Ciudad did not give the team from San Juan reaction time, which was never able to play its game.

On Sunday afternoon in the second final, Hernán Ferraro’s team once again imposed its potential and beat Fabián Armoa’s 3-1 with scores of 19-25, 25-21, 25-14 and 25-21.

Next Friday the 21st the series, which is played for the best of 5 games, will move to San Juan, where UPCN usually becomes very strong as a local. Ciudad will have three chances to achieve the long-awaited title that was denied in the previous season, while the San Juan team will do everything possible to reach a fifth decisive game as a visitor.

Schedule

Friday 10 pm – UPCN vs City

Sunday 1:10 p.m. – UPCN vs. City (conditional)

Thursday 27 9:10 pm – City vs. UPCN (conditional)

The growth of Volleyball City

In the season 2012/2013 achieved the long-awaited promotion to the highest category. In the first experience in the ACLAV League, Ciudad managed to be among the eight best in the tournament and finished in sixth place.

After several editions of getting into Play Off in 2016/2017 he managed to qualify for the semifinals and was in third place in the tournament. The next year with players like Ezequiel Palacios and Santiago Darraidou they managed to get back into the semifinals and They achieved the first title in the highest category: the ACLAV Cup that is played every year before the start of the League.

In March 2023 Ciudad played the South American of clubs in the month of March in which it was in fourth place after losing in the semifinals with Minas de Brasil and in the match for third place with Araguarí, also Brazilian. Conte was chosen part of the ideal team of the tournament after scoring 73 points.

This season is the third in a row in which the final has the same protagonistsUPCN has beaten Ciudad in the last two seasons, but fate seems to be different this time, the team from San Juan will need a great comeback in the game if it intends to continue its dominance in national volleyball. For Ciudad it is the great chance of its history. Will there be a new champion or will the title stay in San Juan?

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