Aury Cruz and Brenda Castillo lead Rabit Baku to eighth crown



BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 12, 2015 - Puerto Rican Aury Cruz and Dominican Brenda Castillo were among the most awarded players in the Azerbaiján Volleyball Women Super League that concluded on Sunday with their Rabita Baku club capturing the title for eighth time in the history of the circuit.


The veteran Cruz was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals besides being selected as the best spiker of the season.


Castillo won the honors as best digger and best libero.


Thailand’s Nootsara Tomkom, also playing for Rabita, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player and also took home the trophies as best setter and best server.


Rabita Baku swept the best-of-three final series against Lokomotiv Baku winning both matches in four sets after losing the opening set.


They took the path towards the crown with a 3-1 (25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19) win on Friday and came back to claim the title following the 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-13) on Sunday.


The bronze medal went to Azeryol-Baki Baku which won two straight-set matches over Azerrail Baku 3-0 (25-22, 25-10, 25-16) and 3-0 (25-21, 31-29, 25-18).


Individual awards

MVP: Nootsara TOMKOM ( Rabita BAKU)
MVP of Finals: Aurea CRUZ ( Rabita BAKU)
Best Scorer: Aneta HAVLICKOVA (Lokomotiv BAKU)
Best Spiker: Aurea CRUZ (Rabita BAKU)
Best Blocker: Kseniya KOVALENKO (Azeryol BAKU)
Best Setter: Nootsara TOMKOM (Rabita BAKU)
Best Server: Nootsara TOMKOM (Rabita BAKU)
Best Receiver: Aleksandra CRNCEVIC (Lokomotiv BAKU)
Best Digger: Brenda CASTILLO (Rabita BAKU)
Best Libero: Brenda CASTILLO (Rabita BAKU)