The puntano team will play the Nacional B Tournament next season following their one-nil win against Andino (La Rioja), a scrappy win enough to get them to the Second Division.
Estudiantes won one nil with a goal from striker Sergio Viturro, and with promotion rivals Unión (Villa Krause, from San Juan) and San Lorenzo Alem (Catamarca) ending up a tied result between themselves, the San Luis team was left in the top of the table with 26 points, with two games to go until the end of the tournament. Estudiantes has, thus, amassed enough points for a direct promotion.
Amongst the known players in the Estudiantes team are veterans such as Gastón Stang (former Tigre player), Mario Vallejo, Emanuel Morete (“El puma” Morete’s son) and Boca Unidos’s striker Cristian Núñez.
Along with also-promoted team Juventud Unida (from Gualeguaychú), the Estudiantes team was promoted in the 2012-2013 to the Argentino A tournament, leading to an impressive streak to the day, having achieved promotion to the Nacional B tournament.
The Estudiantes San Luis side was directed by two well known characters in Argentina’s Primera Division football: ex- San Lorenzo and Gimnasia de La Plata player Pablo Morant, as well as former Gimnasia de la Plata manager and player Darío “el Indio” Ortiz as his assistant manager.
Estudiantes is, along with their rivals Juventud Unida (San Luis), one of only two teams to play in professional football categories for the San Luis province in Argentina. Yet Estudiantes will be the first team from the province to ever play the Nacional B Tournament.
Featured photo courtesy of Prensa Estudiantes de San Luis