For Mikel Iñurrategui / [email protected]
(Note published in the print edition)
The hockey of our city and the region will be represented in the definition of the Metropolitan Tournament, the most important club level competition in the country and one of the most relevant in the world, both in Ladies and Gentlemen.
In the women’s division, San Fernando and River Plate will play in the final of the playoffs – from 2:30 p.m. – and both teams will have Bahia players.
Lioness Valentina Costa Biondi is one of the fundamental pillars of Sanfer, who won the regular phase undefeated and arrived after a long time at the definition of the tournament.
On the other hand, in Las Vikingas, there is the ex-player of Sociedad Sportiva, Candela Esandi, who recently arrived at hockey in Buenos Aires and earned her place in the River Plate team.
In addition, Bianca Donati, who joined this instance after returning from Italy, where she is playing.
San Fernando came to this instance after beating GEBA last weekend, 2 to 1, with a short corner goal from Costa Biondi.
Valentina celebrates 1-0 against GEBA. Photo: MM.CARDOZO.
“The goal belongs to the whole team, because I have my teammates who serve and stop perfectly, so I can shoot calmly. I want to thank them for being able to convert, after so much training that was reflected in the game,” said Valentina after the meeting.
“It was demonstrated – he added – that we respected our game plan, as we did throughout the year. We did not give ourselves at any time, we had patience and we knew that the goals were going to come,” Valen said.
River, meanwhile, beat Lomas -the current champion- 3-0 and thus sealed his ticket to the final.
“The semifinal was incredible, we never expected a result like this. We took advantage of the opportunities and were very strong on the defensive; we got a very good result but as soon as it finished we started thinking about the final,” Esandi admitted.
“Being in the final – he continued – is incredible. This is my first year at River and having reached this point was unthinkable,” Cande admitted.
Now, San Fernando and River will define the champion hand in hand. The only meeting between the two in the regular phase was won by Sanfer by 1 to 0, which also meant the only River Plate defeat.
Cande Esandi, already inserted in River’s scaffolding. Photo: The Greatest.
“I am happy that we were able to pass that little door, because we always reached the semis. It is a joy to have overcome that barrier and reach a final,” said Costa Biondi.
Cande left his club, Sportiva, this year and came to River on the recommendation of Donati. After a brief adaptation process, he joined the team.
“We are very united, very happy. It is a very young team and we have been growing since the beginning of the year, we went from less to more correcting mistakes until we could reach this stage. We always dream of this,” he said.
And analyzed what is coming.
“All games are defined by details,” he explained. “For the final you have to try to adjust everything to the maximum and take advantage of the situations that arise, because you don’t know how many you have per game. I think the illusion of winning is always there and I am I’m sure we have a team to do it. We know that San Fernando is a very tough opponent; whoever knows how to take advantage of the moments will stay with the game. I will try to enjoy and leave everything, the playoffs climate is very nice. of the result “, Esandi was deluded.
In the male branch, hockey in our environment will be represented by Nicolás Martín.
The cerrense emerged from the University of our city, is part of the San Fernando campus that will define the title before GEBA, starting at 17.
Nicolás Martín, dreams of San Fernando. Photo: San Fernando.
“All games are defined by details. For the final you have to try to adjust everything to the maximum and take advantage of the situations that arise, because you do not know how many you have per game. I think that the illusion of winning is always there and I am sure of we have the equipment to do it, “Nico said.
In the semifinals, Sanfer beat Banco Provincia (3-1) and his rival defeated Miter (2-1).
“It is going to be a very nice game, which is going to take us to the limit of our game, because of the way they play. It is going to be an intense and very exciting game. I’m really looking forward to experiencing something that never touched me. live in First, yes in 2018 with Fifth. Whatever happens we will be holding our heads up and trying to enjoy these moments that are only experienced once a year, “understood Martín.
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