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Mar 07 Riptides, 18's Orange Claim 18 Division Crowns at Boys' JOs

July 04, 2009, 7:44 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 4, 2009) – There were plenty of fireworks on Saturday at the 30th USA Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, as three champions were crowned.

Approximately 385 boys' volleyball teams are competing in the event, which runs July 1-8.

In the 18 Open  Division, Riptides OC 18 Asics out of Southern California defeated  Balboa Bay 18 Quiksilver, also out of Southern California, 2-0 (27-25, 25-22).

Pali 18 Kaepa out of Southern California finished third, defeating MB Surf 18s (Southern California) in the bronze medal match, 2-0 (28-26, 25-22).

In the semifinals, Riptides OC 18 Asics defeated MB Surf 18s, 2-0 (25-18, 25-23) while Balboa Bay 18 Quiksilver defeated Pali 18 Kaepa, 2-0 (25-22, 25-17).

In the 18 Club Division, 18’s Orange out of the Ohio Valley Region defeated Molten 18 Black from Arizona, 2-1 (28-30, 25-19, 15-12) in the gold medal match.

 In the bronze medal match, Guaynabo Mets from Puerto Rico defeated United 18-Blue from the Keystone Region, 2-1 (25-17, 22-25, 18-16).

In the semifinals, 18’s Orange beat United 18-Blue, 2-0 (25-18, 25-19). Molten 18 Black defeated Guaynabo Mets, 2-1 (25-19, 13-25, 15-13).

Finally, in the 13 Club Division, Ka Ulukoa 13 – Mizuno (Aloha Region) bested Borinquen Coqui 13-1M (Puerto Rico) in the gold medal match, 2-0 (25-16, 25-19).

In the all-Puerto Rico bronze medal match, Halcones de Torrimar beat Fusion 13, 2-0 (25-21, 28-26).

In the semifinals, Ka Ulukoa 13 – Mizuno beat Fusion13, 2-1 (25-19, 21-25, 15-8). Borinquen Coqui 13-1M defeated Halcones de Torrimar, 2-1 (21-25, 25-13, 15-11.

Championships in the 16 Open and Club divisions will be played on Sunday.

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: 1. Riptides OC 18 Asics (SC); 2. Balboa Bay 18 Quiksilver (SC); 3. Pali 18 Kaepa (SC)

18 Club: 1. 18’s Orange (OV); 2. Molten 18 Black (AZ); 3. Guaynabo Mets (Puerto Rico)

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: 1. Ka Ulukoa 13 – Mizuno (AH); 2. Borinquen Coqui 13-1M (Puerto Rico); 3. Halcones de Torrimar (Puerto Rico)

12 Club: 1. Halcones de Torrimar (1) (Puerto Rico); 2. Halcones de Torrimar (2) (Puerto Rico); 3. Borinquen Coqui 12-1M (Puerto Rico)

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