Changas Win and climbed out of the basement

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, February 5, 2024. – The first victory for Changas de Naranjito (1-6) in the 2024 Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) season came on Sunday, as they defeated Mets at the Mario “Quijote” Morales Coliseum in Guaynabo.

With this win, Naranjito earned three points, climbing out of the basement, and securing the sixth position with six points and a record of 1-6. Meanwhile, Guaynabo dropped to the bottom with five points and a record of 1-6.

Changas secured the victory with 25-20, 25-29, 14-25, and 25-21.

American reinforcement Kayla Lund was Chagas top scorer with 18 points, including 17 in attacks, one ace, and 20 digs. Adana Rollins and Andrea Serra contributed 16 points each, while Kiana Schmitt added 10 points.

For Guaynabo, Karina Ocasio scored 18 points, on 15 attacks, one block, and two direct serves; Haley Bush contributed 17 points, with 15 in attacks, two blocks, 10 digs, and 13 passes; and Naya Gross scored nine points.

Atenienses don’t give away first place

Atenienses de Manatí maintained top position of the LVSF standings with an impressive comeback, securing a victory in five sets against Cangrejeras de Santurce.

Manatí lost the first two sets but guided by 33 points from Zoe Weatherington, 22 from Karla Santos, and 17 from the new reinforcement, Taylor Borup, they managed to recover and win the next three sets, clinching the triumph to stay at the top of the tournament.

Atenienses won with 33-35, 20-25, 25-15, 27-25, and 15-5 in the match held at the Juan Aubín Cruz Abreu Coliseum in Manatí.

Atenienses hold a 6-2 record and 17 points in the first position, while Santurce dropped to second place with 5-3 record and 16 points.

With a 6-0 rally, the Atenienses took the lead 8-2 in the fifth set. Later, they extended their advantage to 10-3, prompting Santurce to call their second timeout. Weatherington delivered the final blow for her 33rd point, closing the set and securing the victory at 15-5.

Weatherington excelled with 33 points, including 29 in attacks, two in blocks, two direct serves, and 12 digs. Captain Karla Santos contributed 22 points, with 16 in attacks, five in blocks, one ace, 28 digs, and 20 passes. Borup made her debut in Manatí’s uniform with 17 points, including 16 in attacks, one block, nine digs, and 13 passes. Claudia Dillon added 14 points, with 13 in attacks and one block.

Turkish reinforcement Yeliz Basa once again was the only player with double digits for Santurce, scoring 27 points, all in attacks. Czech players Helena Havelkova and Neira Ortiz each acored nine points.

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