Manatí eliminated the champions and advanced to the LVSF grand final series

COROZAL, Puerto Rico, April 12, 2024 – The Atenienses de Manatí (4-1) became finalists of the Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) for the first time, after eliminating the two-time champions Pinkin de Corozal (1-4), in the fifth game of the semifinal B series.

Manatí will play their first final under the management of Dr. Luis Santini, against the Cangrejeras de Santurce.

The Atenienses secured the desired spot by defeating the Pinkin in three sets, 25-16, 25-23, and 25-17, at the Carmen Zoraida Figueroa court in Corozal.

The champions pushed all night to try to take the lead in the sets, but they were unsuccessful. The Atenienses simply established their game from the initial whistle and managed to stop the Pinkin’s streaks to not turn around the result.

Zoe Weatherington, María Priscilla Schlegel, and Karla Santos, who were the only players in double digits, took charge of the Atenienses’ offense.

Weatherington was the best with 19 points, 15 in attacks, one block, three direct services, and 16 defenses; Schlegel with 17 points, 14 in attacks, three blocks, 10 defenses, and seven passes; and Santos with 13 points, 12 in attacks, one ace, 12 defenses, and six passes.

For Corozal, reinforcement Payton Caffrey was the only player in double digits, scoring 10 points, eight in attacks, one block, and one ace. Paola Santiago, who debuted in the Pinkin uniform, was the second highest scorer with five points, all in attacks. Santiago was the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player of the last season with the champions.

Semifinal B / Manatí (4-1)

Wednesday, April 3    Manatí (2-3) Corozal

Saturday, April 6        Corozal (1-3) Manatí

Sunday, April 7           Manatí (3-1) Corozal

Tuesday, April 9         Corozal (2-3) Manatí

Thursday, April 11     Manatí (3-0) Corozal

The schedule for the 2024 final series between Manatí and Santurce is as follows:

Sunday, April 14, 6:15 p.m.              Manatí in Santurce

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.       Santurce in Manatí

Saturday, April 20, 8:15 p.m.           Manatí in Santurce

Monday, April 22, 8:00 p.m.             Santurce in Manatí

Wednesday, April 24, 8:15 p.m.       Manatí in Santurce (if necessary)

Friday, April 26, 8:15 p.m.               Santurce in Manatí (if necessary)

Sunday, April 28, 7:00 p.m.              Manatí in Santurce (if necessary) (Neutral court)