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SANDY, Utah (July 4, 2008) - The USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy, Utah, crowned its 12 Club age division winner on Friday as the 10-day event runs from July 2 to July 9.
Ka Ulukoa 12 – Mizuno (Honolulu, Hawai’i) defeated Borinquen Coqui 12-1 (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 25-16, 25-14 in the 12 Club Division championship match. It reached the gold-medal match by defeating Fusion 12 (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) 25-21, 25-11 in the semifinals after receiving a quarterfinal bye. Borinquen Coqui 12-1 topped Borinquen Coqui 12-2 (San Juan, Puerto Rico) 25-9, 25-15 in the quarterfinals and Vaqueros12M (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) 25-16, 25-14 in the semifinals.
Ka Ulukoa 12 – Mizuno won the tournament by winning all seven of its matches. The Honolulu-based club won 14 of its 15 sets during the tournament. Silver medalist Borinquen Coqui 12-1 was the only team to take a set off Ka Ulukoa 12 – Mizuno, that being a 25-23 first set score in the second round.
Puerto Rico had four of the top five finishers in the 12 Club division, including two teams from the same club system – Borinquen Coqui.
The USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball Championships will crown five Open Division titles at each age group between 14 and 18. In addition, seven Club Division titles will be contested in the 12-year-old category through under-18.
The USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball Championships will crown its 18 Open, 18 Club and 13 Club winners on Saturday, July 5. The 16 Open and 16 Club brackets will take center stage on Sunday with its championship matches. The 15 Open and 15 Club gold-medal matches will take place on July 7, followed by the 14 Open and 14 Club titles on July 8. The tournament concludes on July 9 with the 17 Open and 17 Club championships.
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Gold Bracket Results for 2008 USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball Championships