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Champions Crowned in 16 Open, Club at Boys' JOs

July 05, 2009, 6:44 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 5, 2009) – The 16 club and open champions were crowned on Sunday at the 30th USA Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships, hosted by USA Volleyball at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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

In the 16 Open Division, Balboa Bay 16 Quiksilver out of Southern California defeated Puerto Rico’s Halcones de Torrimar, 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) in the gold medal match.

In the bronze medal match, Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC) 16 QS defeated Ultimate B16 Gold out of the Great Lakes Region, 2-0 (25-22, 25-15).

In the semifinals, Balboa Bay 16 Quiksilver defeated SCVC 16 QS, 2-0 (25-22, 25-18). Halcones de Torrimar beat Ultimate B16 Gold, 2-0 (25-20, 25-17).

Puerto Rico took the top two spots in the 16 Club Division, with Gigantes Carolina beating Naranjito Envol in the gold medal match, 2-1 (25-16, 20-25, 15-13).

MVA 16 Mizuno out of Florida took the bronze medal, defeating Ka Ulukoa 16 – Mizuno from the Aloha Region, 2-0 (28-26, 25-15).

In the semifinals, Naranjito Envol bested Ka Ulukoa 16 – Mizuno, 2-1 (23-25, 25-14, 15-10). Gigantes Carolina defeated MVA 16 Mizuno, 2-1 (22-25, 28-26, 15-9).

Championship matches in the 15 Open and Club divisions will be played on Monday.

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: 1. Balboa Bay 16 Quiksilver (SC); 2. Halcones de Torrimar (PUR); 3. Southern California Volleyball Club (SCVC) 16 QS

16 Club: 1. Gigantes Carolina (PUR); 2. Naranjito Envol (PUR); 3. MVA 16 Mizuno (FL)

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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