In five sets, the victory of Cangrejeras against champions Pinkin

BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico. February 16, 2024. – Cangrejeras de Santurce (8-3) and the two-time champions Pinkin de Corozal (6-5) starred in a five-set battle at the Pepín Cestero court in Bayamón, where the visitors took the win and defended the top position in the overall standings of the 2024 Puerto Rican Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF).

Corozal was leading 8-6 when the fifth set change of sides came; apparently, this change favored Santurce greatly. Cangrejeras managed a six-point rally to turn the score in their favor, 12-8; a definitive advantage that led them to win the set, 15-10, and the match.

Santurce prevailed with 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 24-26, and 15-10.

With the two points, Santurce remains at the top of the standings with 23 points, as Manatí (22 points) – although victorious – also earned two points for winning in five sets against Naranjito.

Santurce’s Czech reinforcement, Helena Havelkova, stood out on the court with 31 points, 23 in attacks, six in blocks, two direct services, 13 digs, and 20 passes; Turkish player Yeliz Basa contributed with 15 points, all in attacks, and 11 digs; and Cuban player Nancy Carrillo added 14 points, 13 in attacks, and one block.

For Corozal, Dominican player Yanlis Feliz scored 21 points, 18 in attacks, three in blocks, 18 digs, and 25 passes; Emma Clothier with 16 points, all in attacks; and Isabella Bergmark with 14, nine in attacks, and five in blocks.

Pinkin earned one point with this defeat in five sets, and they remain alone in third place with 17 points and a 6-5 record.

Manatí wins the duel in Naranjito in five sets

Atenienses de Manatí (8-3) defeated Changas at the Gelito Ortega court in a thrilling five-set match that ended 23-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-11, and 15-8.

Karla Santos was the top scorer for Atenienses with 22 points, 21 in attacks, one ace, 19 digs, and 18 passes; Zoe Weatherington with 20 points, 15 in attacks, four in blocks, one ace, and 11 digs; Claudia Dillon with 11 points, seven in attacks, one block, and three direct serves; and 10 for Taylor Borup with nine in attacks, one block, 13 digs, and 10 passes. Setter Nicole Drewnick made 21 assists, 12 digs, and six points, four in attacks, and two direct services.

For Naranjito, Adana Rollins scored 16 points, 13 in attacks, three in blocks, 12 digs, and 13 passes; Kayla Lund with 14 points, all in attacks, 12 digs, and six passes; and Andrea Serra with 14 points, 12 in attacks, one block, one ace, 14 digs, and 15 passes.

Guaynabo ends Juncos undefeated streak at home

The Mets de Guaynabo (4-8) secured their fourth victory of the season by defeating Valencianas (6-4) in four sets, thus ending their undefeated streak at home at the Rafael G. Amalbert Coliseum in Juncos.

After losing the first set, 23-25, the Mets recovered and reacted to take the next three sets, 25-24, 25-23, and 25-21.

With the victory, Guaynabo collected three crucial points for a total of 13, two less than Juncos (15), who occupies the fifth position.

Stephanie Rivera was the top scorer for the Mets with 20 points, 17 in attacks, two blocks, one ace, 15 digs, and 11 passes; Norian Ceballos helped with 13 points, 12 in attacks, one block, and 16 digs; Legna Hernández with 10 points, seven in attacks, one block, two direct serves, 20 digs, and six passes; Kayla Swanson and Naya Gross with nine points each.

For Juncos, Kara McGhee with 11 points, 10 in attacks, and one ace; Sh’Diamond Holly and Keishlyann Sánchez with 10 points each; and nine from Elissa Alcántara.

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