Manatí returned to the top of Women’s volleyball in Puerto Rico

MANATÍ, Puerto Rico, February 26, 2024 – The Manatí Atenienses (11-5) returned to the top of the standings in the 2024 Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) season, defeating Juncos Valencianas (7-8) tonight in four sets.

Manatí added three points tonight to accumulate 29, one more than the Santurce Cangrejeras (28) and jump to the first position.

Atenienses prevailed with scores of 25-13, 25-18, 24-26, and 25-14, in the match held at the Juan Aubín Cruz Abreu Coliseum in Manatí.

For Manatí, Taylor Borup with 21 points, 18 in attacks, two in blocks, one ace, eight digs, and 12 passes; Zoe Weatherington with 16 points, 13 points, two blocks, one ace, and 11 digs; and Karla Santos with 13 points, 10 in attacks, three blocks, 14 digs, and 11 passes.

For Juncos, Elissa Alcántara scored 18 points, 16 in attacks, and two in blocks; Kara McGhee with 14 points, 10 in attacks, and four in blocks; and eight points from Amethyst Harper.

Pinkins won the “Mountain Duel” for the third time

The two-time champion Pinkins from Corozal (9-6) won the “Mountain Duel” for the third time tonight against Changas (2-12), at the Gelito Ortega court in Naranjito.

All three matches between these two teams have gone to five sets. Only one remains to conclude the series of this duel.

The champions dominated their rivals 25-22, 21-25, 24-26, 25-23, and 16-14.

With the victory, Corozal (24 points) takes off in third place by two points from the Criollas (22).

Dominican reinforcement Yanlis Feliz was the top scorer for Corozal with 21 points, 18 in attacks, two in blocks, one ace, 18 digs, and 23 passes; Daly Santana helped with 19 points, 15 in attacks, two blocks, two direct services, 23 digs, and 24 passes; Emma Clothier contributed 17 points, 14 in attacks, and three in blocks; and Isabella Bergmark with 14 points, eight in attacks, and six in blocks.

For Naranjito, Adanna Rollins with 31 points, 26 in attacks, four in blocks, and one ace, 14 digs, and 20 passes; Génesis Collazo, who made her debut tonight in the Changas uniform, helped with 18 points, 14 in attacks, four in blocks, and 15 digs; Kiana Schmitt with 14 points, 12 in attacks, and two blocks; and Kayla Lund with 11 points, all in attacks, 13 digs, and 14 passes.

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