Santurce takes first game of Semifinal A in three sets against Juncos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 31, 2024. – The leverages were felt on Saturday night at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in Hato Rey, in front of a large crowd that gathered for the first game of the Semifinal A Series of the Women’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSF).

Santurce Cangrejeras needed 90 minutes to defeat Juncos Valencianas in three sets.

The capital team secured their first victory with 25-16, 25-16, and 25-18.

Turkish player Yeliz Baza was the top scorer for Cangrejeras with 18 points, 15 in attacks, two in blocks, one ace, and eight digs; American reinforcement Mckenzie Adams contributed 11 points, 10 in attacks, one block, 10 digs, and nine passes; Czech player Helena Havelkova helped with 10 points, eight in attacks, two blocks, seven digs, and 11 passes; and Puerto Rican Neira Ortiz with nine points, seven in attacks, and two blocks. American setter Carli Lloyd made 14 assists, 10 digs, and four points, two of them in direct serves.

For Juncos, which did not have players in double digits, Amethyst Harper was the best offensive player with nine points, all in attacks, and 11 passes; Kara McGhee with seven points, six in attacks, and one ace; Elissa Alcántara with five points.

The Semifinal A series between Santurce Cangrejeras and the Juncos Valencianas will continue on Monday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Rafael G. Amalbert Coliseum in Juncos.

Semifinal A

Saturday, March 30       Juncos (0-3) Santurce

Monday, April 1            8:15 p.m.   Santurce at Juncos

Wednesday, April 3       8:15 p.m.   Juncos at Santurce

Friday, April 5               8:15 p.m.   Santurce at Juncos

Sunday, April 7             8:15 p.m.   Juncos at Santurce (DSN)

Tuesday, April 9            8:15 p.m.   Santurce at Juncos (DSN)

Thursday, April 11         8:15 p.m.   Juncos at Santurce (DSN)    

(*DSN – If necessary)

 On another note, the quarterfinal series A between Manatí Athenians (2-1) and Changas (1-2) will continue on Sunday, March 31at 7:00 p.m. with the fourth game at the Gelito Ortega court in Naranjito.

Manatí will seek to conclude the series to advance to the semifinals against the two-time champions Pinkin from Corozal; however, Naranjito will defend their territory with the mission of tying this battle to force a fifth and decisive game.

Series A

Sunday, March 24          Naranjito (1-3) Manatí

Tuesday, March 26        Manatí (3-1) Naranjito

Thursday, March 28      Naranjito (3-1) Manatí

Sunday, March 31         7:00 p.m.   Manatí at Naranjito

Monday, April 1            8:00 p.m.   Naranjito at Manatí (DSN)

(*DSN – If necessary)

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