Santurce dominated the first match of the LVSF Final Series

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 14, 2024.- The runner-up Cangrejeras de Santurce (1-0) started the 2024 Final Series of the Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF) with a four-set victory over the Atenienses de Manatí (0-1).

Santurce prevailed 24-26, 26-24, 25-26, and 25-25 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan.

The capital team managed to make the necessary adjustments to stop their opponents, who started Sunday’s match dominating the first set. Manatí returned to the second set with the same intention. The Atenienses managed to keep the score close every time Santurce threatened to pull away. Reinforcement Zoe Weatherington took charge of the Atenienses’ offense to bring the team point by point until achieving a tie at 20-20, 22-22, 23-23, and 24-24. Setter Carli Lloyd took the visitors’ breath away with one of her masterful plays at the net (25-24); and Neira Ortiz blocked Karla Santos to close the second set (26-24).

From then on, the game was completely different, and the Cangrejeras won the match in four sets.

McKenzie Adams was the top scorer for Cangrejeras with 22 points, 20 in attacks, two blocks, 12 digs, and four passes; Helena Havelkova contributed 16 points, 13 in attacks, two blocks, one ace, 16 digs, and eight passes; Neira Ortiz with 11 points, six in attacks, and five in blocks; Carli Lloyd and Yeliz Bassa with eight points each.

For Manatí, Zoe Weatherington with 23 points, 21 in attacks, one block, one ace, and 11 digs; Karla Santos with 14 points, all in attacks, 11 digs, and 19 passes; and María Priscilla Schlegel with 11 points, 10 in attacks, one block, seven digs, and 10 passes.

The final series will continue this Wednesday, April 17, at 8:30 p.m. at the Juan Aubín Cruz Abreu Coliseum in Manatí.

The final series will be entirely broadcasted by WIPR Channel 6, and on Facebook . 


Sunday, April 14           Manatí (1-3) Santurce

Wednesday, April 17     8:30 p.m. Santurce at Manatí

Saturday, April 20         8:30 p.m. Manatí at Santurce

Monday, April 22           8:30 p.m. Santurce at Manatí

Wednesday, April 24     8:30 p.m. Manatí at Santurce (If Necessary)

Friday, April 26             8:30 p.m. Santurce at Manatí (If Necessary)

Sunday, April 28           7:00 p.m. Manatí at Santurce (If Necessary) (neutral court)

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