Athenians refuse to leave the top of Women’s Superior Volleyball League

MANATÍ, Puerto Rico, February 10, 2024.- The Athenians of Manatí (7-2) obtained three points after defeating the two-time champions Pinkin of Corozal (4-4) in four sets, to remain as leaders of the overall ranking of the 2024 Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF).

Athenians took the victory with scores of 26-24, 25-20, 22-25, and 25-21, in the match held at the Juan Aubín Cruz Abreu Coliseum in Manatí.

With the triumph, Manatí added three points for a total of 20, one more point than Santurce Cangrejeras (6-3), who also won in three sets against Guaynabo, to remain in second place.

For the Athenians, captain Karla Santos was the top scorer with 22 points, 20 in attacks, one block, one ace, 25 digs, and 20 passes; Taylor Borup helped with 18 points, 17 in attacks, and one block; Zoe Weatherington with 13 points, 10 in attacks, three blocks, and 13 digs; and Claudia Dillon with 11, nine points in attacks, and two blocks.

For Corozal, Dominican reinforcement Yanlis Feliz with 21 points, 19 in attacks, two blocks, 25 digs, and 35 passes; Emma Clothier with 16 points, 12 in attacks, two blocks, and two direct serves; Isabella Bergmark contributed 13 points, seven in attacks, and six in blocks.

Cangrejeras in three against the Mets

Santurce (6-3) defeated the Mets (1-7) in three sets: 25-12, 25-13, and 25-21, at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey.

Santurce’s Turkish reinforcement, Yeliz Basa, scored 20 points, 18 in attacks, one block, and one ace; Czech Helena Havelkova made 13 points, nine in attacks, three blocks, one ace, 11 digs, and 15 passes; and Cuban Nancy Carrillo helped with seven points, all in attacks. Neira Ortiz did not play.

For Guaynabo, reinforcement Haley Bush with 12 points, 11 in attacks, one block, five digs, and 10 passes; and Naya Gross with nine points, six in attacks, and three in blocks.

Criollas rise to third place

Criollas de Caguas (5-3) achieved an important victory in the minimum of sets (3-0) against Changas (1-7), to add three points and rise to third place in the overall ranking with 14 points.

The Criollas sextet prevailed 25-20, 25-23, and 26-24, against Changas at Gelito Ortega court in Naranjito.

Nia Parker-Robinson was the only player with double digits for the Criollas with 16 points, 12 in attacks, one block, three direct serves, seven digs, and eight passes. Chareika Carrión and Treyaunna Rush contributed eight points each. Caguas made 11 blocking points and eight direct serves in the match.

For Naranjito, American reinforcement Adana Rollins was also the only player with double digits with 13 points, 12 in attacks, and one ace; Alejandra Argüello made seven points; and Anneclaire Ter Brugge and Kiana Schmitt with six points each.

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