Cangrejeras tie with Atenienses in the first place

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 4, 2024.- Cangrejeras of Santurce tied for the first position in the overall standings of the 2024 Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) of Puerto Rico, with Atenienses of Manatí after defeating Valencianas of Juncos in three sets.

Santurce and Manatí both have a 5-2 record and 15 points. They are set to face off on Sunday, to determine the top spot.

Cangrejeras secured a significant victory with consecutive set wins, finishing 25-15, 25-16, and 25-17 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey.

With this result, Juncos dropped to the third position with 5-3 record and no additional points.

Turkish reinforcement Yeliz Basa was the standout player of the match, contributing 21 points for Cangrejeras, including 19 in attacks, one block, and one ace. American setter Carli Lloyd added eight points, three in attacks, five in blocks, along with 10 digs and nine assists. Czech player Helena Havelkova and Kanisha Jiménez each scored seven points.

Santurce excelled with 14 points in blocks, crucial in stopping Valencianas’ offensive efforts.

Keishlyann Sánchez scored nine points for Juncos, Amethyst Harper added eight points, and Elissa Alcántara contributed six.

Pinkin beat Criollas in five sets 

The two-time champions Pinkin of Corozal (4-3, 11 points) triumphed in thrilling five-sets against Criollas of Caguas (4-3, 11 points) at the Roger Mendoza court. Corozal secured the victory with 25-22, 15-25, 25-23, 19-25, and 15-9.

Dominican reinforcement Yanlis Feliz led Pinkin with 20 points, including 16 in attacks, three blocks, one ace, 14 digs, and 13 passes. American player Emma Clothier contributed 16 points, with 11 in attacks, four in blocks, and one ace. Saraí Álvarez and reinforcement Isabella Bergmark each scored 12 points.

For Caguas, Nia Parker scored 24 points, with 19 in attacks, four in blocks, and one ace. Treyaunna Rush added 11 points, including eight in attacks and three blocks. Janice Leao and Chareika Carrión contributed 10 points each. Corozal and Caguas both scored 15 points in blocks during the match.

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