Canadian women to meet in semifinals in Martinique
POINTE DU-MARIN, Martinique, October 27, 2018 - Canada continued
its impressive showing in the women’s segment of the sixth and
final leg of the 2018 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit by
advancing both its teams to the semifinal.
They were joined in the final-four by the surprise package of
Puerto Rico, and USA-B.
In the quarterfinals, Canada-B’s Amanda Harnett and
Marie-Christine Lapointe beat Costa Ricans Melissa Armijo and
Katherine Quesada 21-17, 21-13, while Canada-A pairing Sophie
Bukovec and Alexandra Poletto overcame El Salvadorans’ Kathya
Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas 21-15, 21-12 to set up an
Puerto Ricans, Allanis Navas Sanchez and Maria Gonzalez stunned
USA-A’s Victoria Dennis and Melissa Fuchs 21-12; 21-15; and
USA-B’s Katherine Spieler and Karissa Cook swept past Dominican
teenagers, Adicia Burton and EthlyneLockhart 21-4, 21-9.
Earlier in the morning session to complete pool play in the
11-team competition, Puerto Rico defeated Trinidad and Tobago’s
Rheeza Grant 21-16, 21-18 to end with a perfect 2-0 record in
Harnett and Lapointe was second in Pool B with a 2-1 record
after they added another win over Dennis and Fuchs 21-18, 21-12
, before losing to pool winners, Spieler and Cook 19-21, 17-21.
Spieler and Cook also beat Martinique-B’s Christine Alamelou and
Vanessa Zamord 21-3, 21-9.
And in Pool C, Bukovec and Poletto were perfect at 3-0 thanks to
triumphs against Burton and Lockhart 21-14, 21-4 and Frederique
Soton and Estelle Le Pelley 21-6, 21-12.
Costa Ricans’ Armijo and Quesada defeated Soton and Le Pelley
21-13, 21-14 and Burton and Lockhart 21-15, 21-3 for second in
Burton and Lockhart, recent participants at the Youth Olympic
Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina still reached the last-eight as
one of the best two third placed teams along with Dennis and
Dennis and Fuchs was the best third placed team with a points
ration co-efficient of1.0206 to Dominica’s 0.7419 and Trinidad
and Tobago’s 0.7024.
Women Day Two Results:
Pool A: PUR d TTO 21-16, 21-11.
Pool B: CAN-B d USA-A 21-18, 21-12; USA-B d MQE –B 21-3, 21-9;
USA-B d CAN-B 21-19, 21-17; USA-A d MQE-B 21-6, 21-7.
Pool D: CAN-A d DMA 21-14, 21-4; CRC d MQE-A 21-13, 21-14; CAN-A
d MQE-A 21-6, 21-12; CRC d DMA 21-15, 21-3.