Puerto Ricans spike gold in Martinique
POINTE Du-MARIN, Martinique, October 28, 2018 - Puerto Ricans
Cristian Encarnacion and Juan Ribas won the gold medal in the
men's competition after outlasting USA pair Benjamin Vaught and
Travis Mewhitter in three sets when the sixth and final stop of
the 2018 NORCECA Beah Volleyball Circuit concluded on Sunday.
The Puerto Ricans won the three-set thriller, 16-21, 21-17,
15-10 to claim the top prize.
Encarnacion and Ribas rallied past Trinidad and Tobago’s Daneil
Williams and Daynte Stewart in their semifinal, 21-19, 15-21,
9-15 as both teams reached their first ever tour final. Vaught
and Mewhitter beat El Salvadoreans’ Carlos Escobar and David
Vargas 21-15, 21-15 in the semifinal.
Cristian Encarnacion and Juan Ribas rallied past Trinidad and
Tobago’s Daneil Williams and Daynte Stewart in their semifinal,
21-19, 15-21, 9-15.
Vaught and Mewhitter beat El Salvadorans’ Carlos Escobar and
David Vargas 21-15, 21-15 in the other semifinal, while Stewart
and Williams got bronze after they outplayed Escobar and Vargas
21-13, 21-18 in 35 minutes.
It was the third ever bronze medal for Williams on the tour to
go with a silver while it was the first medal for Stewart, who
made his tour debut this year.
Earlier in the morning period, Williams and Stewart defeated
Canada-B duo, Adam Thompson, and Iva Reka, 21-13, 23-21 in their
quarterfinal in 46 minutes.
Men’s Day Three Results:
MQE-B d DMA 21-0, 21-0 (default); MQE-B d CAY 21-17, 21-15; MQE-A
d BAH 14-21, 24-22, 191-7; BAH 21-16, 1-16; MQE-A vs MQE-B.
5-8 Playoff: CRC d SKN 21-19, 21-14; CAN-B d CAN-A 21-0,
21-0 default; Seventh: SKN d CAN-A 21-0, 21-0 default;
SKN d CAN-A 21-0, 21-0 default; Fifth: CRC d CAN-B 21-14,
Main Draw Semifinal: USA
d ESA 21-15, 21-15; PUR d TTO 19-21, 21-15, 15-9. Bronze:
TTO d ESA 21-13, 21-18; Gold: USA d Puerto Rico, 21-16,