Changas secure the classification and eliminate the Mets

CAGUAS, Puerto Rico, March 17, 2024. – The Naranjito Changas (8-15) achieved their goal of qualifying for the postseason of the Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF), by defeating the Caguas Criollas (9-14) in four sets at the Roger Mendoza court.

The sets of the match ended 22-25, 29-27, 25-21, and 16-13 in favor of the visitors.

Naranjito earned three points to reach 29, which eliminates the Guaynabo Mets (9-15), who lost in the minimum against Santurce in their last match of the regular series.

With the 29 points, Changas, under the direction of Luis “Feñito” Rodríguez, move from seventh place to fourth, tying with the Criollas. Naranjito has one match left on Monday 19 against Santurce.

Kayla Lund was the top scorer for Naranjito with 20 points, 18 in attacks, two in blocks, 20 digs, and nine receptions; Adanna Rollins helped with 19 points, 15 in attacks, three in blocks, one ace, 17 digs, and 18 receptions; and Génesis Collazo with 18 points, 16 in attacks, one block, one ace, and 17 digs.

For Caguas, Adeola Owokoniran with 20 points, 17 in attacks, three in blocks, four digs, and 19 receptions; Nia Parker-Robinson with 16 points, 15 in attacks, one block, and 17 digs; and Chareika Carrión with 12 points, nine in attacks, two in blocks, one ace, 20 digs, and nine receptions.

Santurce reached 55 points at the top

Santurce Cangrejeras (18-5) secured their ninth consecutive victory of the tournament after defeating the Guaynabo Mets (9-15) in three sets (25-23, 25-18, and 25-20).

Santurce, which already has a direct pass to the semifinals, remains the leader with 55 points, while Guaynabo finished the regular season and was eliminated after Naranjito’s victory against Caguas in four sets.

American McKenzie Adams made a big debut as the top scorer for the Cangrejeras with 16 points, 15 in attacks, one block, four digs, and four receptions; Yeliz Basa contributed 14 points, 11 in attacks, two in blocks, and one ace; Neira Ortiz with 12 points, seven in attacks, and five in blocks; and Helena Havelkova with 11 points, eight in attacks, two in blocks, and one ace.

For Guaynabo, Haley Bush was the only player in double digits with 16 points, 15 in attacks, and one block; Stephanie Rivera and Naya Gross with eight points each.

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