Titles Awarded in 14 Open, Club at Boys' JOs

July 07, 2009, 8:15 p.m. (ET)

Maura Gladys
Intern, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6886
E-Mail: maura.gladys@usav.org

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 7, 2009) - The 14 Club and Open division champions were crowned on Monday 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.

Teams from Puerto Rico dominated the 14 Open Division final as Pitirres 14 defeated Halcones de Torrimar 2-0 (25-22, 25-22).

In the bronze medal match, Ka Ukukoa 14_Mizuno out of the Aloha Region defeated Southern California's High Line 2008-09 14B 2-0 (25-22, 25-18).

In the semifinals, Pitirres 14 defeated High Line 2008-09 14B 2-1 (27-29, 25-22, 15-10) and Halcones de Torrimar beat Ka Ulukoa 14_Mizuno 2-0 (25-19, 25-16)

Gigantes Carolina of Puerto Rico beat Borinquen Coqui 14-1M, also out of Puerto Rico, to claim the 14 Club Division title.

SMBC 14-Black, from Southern California beat Balboa Bay 14 Quiksilver, also out of Southern California, 2-1 (22-25, 25-18, 15-13) to take the bronze medal.

In the semifinals, Gigantes Carolina edged out SMBC 14-Black 2-0 (25-11, 29-27) and Borinquen Coqui 14-1M defeated Balboa Bay 14Quiksilver 2-0 (25-11, 25-17).

More information on the Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships can be found at http://usavolleyball.org/event/event/569?page_id=2431.

View a photo gallery from July 4 at http://usavolleyball.org/multimedia/photo_gallery/812.

View a photo gallery from July 5 at http://usavolleyball.org/multimedia/photo_gallery/813.

Read John Kessel's blog from the Junior Olympic Boys' Volleyball Championships at http://usavolleyball.org/blog/post/945.

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: 1. Balboa Bay 15 Quiksilver (SC); 2. Pitirres 15 (PUR); 3. Halcones de Torrimar (PUR)

15 Club: 1. Legacy 15-1 (SC); 2. Vaqueros 15-1 (PUR); 3. Gigantes Carolina (PUR)

14 Open: 1. Pitirres 14 (PUR); 2. Halcones de Torrimar (PUR); 3. Ka Ulukoa 14_Mizuno (AH)

14 Club: 1. Gigantes Carolina (PUR); 2. Borinquen Coqui 14-1M (PUR); 3. SMBC 14-Black (SC)

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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