Juncos swept the series against Caguas and advanced to the LVSF semifinals

JUNCOS, Puerto Rico, March 25, 2024 – Valencianas de Juncos (3-0) qualified for the semifinal series of the Women’s Volleyball Superior League of Puerto Rico (LVSF) by defeating Criollas de Caguas (0-3) in the third game of the quarterfinals of the 2024 tournament.

The victory came in four sets 25-27, 25-19, 25-22, and 29-27, for Valencianas, at the Rafaek G. Amalbert Coliseum in Juncos.

Juncos secured their ticket to the semifinal undefeated, 3-0 sweeping the series against Caguas; and will now face the leaders of the regular series, Cangrejeras de Santurce. The A semifinal will begin on Saturday, March 30, at 8:15 p.m. at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey.

Valencianas made 11 direct services against Caguas, seven of them from Keishlyann Sánchez who had a streak of three consecutively in the second set. In addition, Juncos achieved 14 points in blocks, two of them in the fourth set to tie the scoreboard (27-27), and take the lead, 28-27. Point 29, the winning point for Juncos, came from a kill error by  Criollas’ reinforcement, Nia Parker-Robinson.

Amethyst Harper and Kara McGhee contributed 17 points each in Valencianas’ victory. Harper scored 15 in attacks, one block, one ace, 14 digs, and 14 passes; McGhee made 11 in attacks, five in blocks, and one ace; Sánchez helped with 13 points, four in attacks, two blocks, seven direct services, 13 digs, and eight passes; Elissa Alcántara ended the night with 12 points, 10 in attacks, one block, one ace, and 13 digs; and Sh’ Diamond Holly with 11 points, seven in attacks, and four in blocks.

For Caguas, the top scorer was Haley Bush with 20 points, 16 in attacks, three blocks, one ace, four digs, and 10 passes; Nia Parker-Robinson made 14 points, 12 in attacks, one block, one ace, and 14 digs; Janice Leao with 13 points, seven in attacks, and six in blocks; Breanna Edwards with 11 points, all in attacks, 11 digs, and 10 passes; and Diana Reyes with 10 points, all in attacks.

Series A: Atenienses claim the first one

Atenienses de Manatí (1-0) dominated in four sets against the Changas de Naranjito (0-1) in the first match of the Series A of the quarterfinals of the LVSF.

The sets of the victory for Atenienses ended 25-22, 26-24, 23-25, and 25-19, at the Juan Aubín Cruz Abreu Coliseum in Manatí.

The American reinforcements Zoe Weatherington and Taylor Borup achieved 21 points each for Manatí. Weatherington scored 19 points in attacks, two in blocks, and 17 digs; Borup with 14 points in attacks, six in blocks, one ace, 14 digs, and 26 passes; captain Karla Santos returned to the game today with 15 points, 14 in attacks, one ace, 15 digs, and six passes; and Claudio Dillon with eight points.

For Naranjito, Génesis Collazo was the top scorer with 21 points, 20 in attacks, one ace, and 17 digs; Kayla Lund scored 19 points, all in attacks, 18 digs, and nine passes; Adanna Rollins with 13 points, 10 in attacks, three in blocks, 17 digs, and 22 passes; and Kianna Schmitt with 11 points, nine in attacks, and two in blocks.

The Series A continues on Tuesday, March 26, starting at 8:15 p.m. when the Atenienses visit the Changas at 8:15 p.m. at the Gelito Ortega court in Naranjito.

The quarterfinal series are a maximum of five games (5-3).

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