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Mayaguez Indians crowned in Puerto Rico

U.S. Shonda Cole receives her trophy as Most Valuable Player of the final series presented by Nelson Perez, president of the Puerto Rican National Federation

Corozal, Puerto Rico, May 8, 2013- The Mayaguez Indians are the new champions of the Puerto Rican Women’s Superior Volleyball League completing a sweep of Corozal Pinkin in the final series on Tuesday.

After taking the first three matches of the best-of-seven series by score of 3-1, the Indians were stretched to five sets (25-23, 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 15-12) in the fourth and last match.

It was the first title in the 13-year history of the franchise and it came in their third attempt as they also visited the final series in 2002 and 2005 losing to Caguas on both occasions. For the 17-time champions Corozal it was their seventh as runner-ups.

Shonda Cole finished with 26 points in leading the offense of the winning side, followed by Danielle Scott-Arruda and Sarai Alvarez each with 14 points while Yarimar Rosa added 11. For Corozal, Kim Willoughby had 25 while Prisilla Rivera and Gina Mambru contributed 22 and 20 respectively.

Cole, who totaled 80 points during the four matches, was elected the series’ Most Valuable Player and received her trophy presented by Nelson Perez, president of Puerto Rican National Federation.


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