Puerto Rico Sweeps Boys' 12 Club Division at JOs
B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 3, 2009) – The first winners of the 30th USA Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, were crowned on Friday.
Approximately 385 boys' volleyball teams are competing in the event, which runs July 1-8.
Teams from Puerto Rico dominated the Boys’ 12-and-under Club Division, as Halcones de Torrimar (1) won the gold championship over Halcones de Torrimar (2), 2-0 (25-18, 25-12).
In the bronze-medal match, Borinquen Coqui 12-1M of Puerto Rico defeated its compatriots, Gigantes Carolina, 2-0 (25-20, 25-20).
Halcones de Torrimar (1) defeated Gigantes Carolina in the semifinals, 2-1 (16-25, 25-21, 15-13) while Halcones de Torrimar (2) defeated Borinquen Coqui 12-1M, 2-0 (25-12, 25-21).
Championships in the 18 Open and Club divisions and the 13 Club Division will be played on Friday.
More information on the Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships can be found at http://usavolleyball.org/event/event/569?page_id=2431.
2009 USA Junior Olympic Boys’ Volleyball Championships
July 1-8; Atlanta, Ga.
Competition Schedule and Results
18 Open & Club: July 1-4
17 Open & Club: July 5-8
16 Open & Club: July 2-5
15 Open & Club: July 3-6
14 Open & Club: July 4-7
13 Club: July 1-4
12 Club: 1. Halcones de Torrimar (1) (Puerto Rico); 2. Halcones de Torrimar (2) (Puerto Rico); 3. Borinquen Coqui 12-1M (Puerto Rico)