Cuba with three women's teams to semifinals
Varadero, Cuba, June 9, 2012 - Hosts Cuba went beyond the
expectations by qualifying their three women pairs along with
Costa Rica to the semifinals of the sixth stop of NORCECA Beach
Volleyball Circuit to be held at this international resort on
The top two home pairs, Ion Canet/Niriam Sinal and Kirenia
Ballard/Onayamis Sinal will square off starting at 11:30 (local
time), both well-known partners in this event.
Meanwhile, in the nearby court surrounding the attractive stage
located in front of the Hotel Club Kawama, Costa Ricans Ingrid
Morales-Natalia Alfaro (CRC-1) will be looking for revenge
against the surprising duo of this phase, Leila Flores-Lianma
"We are aware of the experience of these players, we respect
them, but we are mentally prepared to fight again from the start
be victorious again," both Leila and Lianma agreed.
Only the pairs 1 and 2 of Cuba maintained their unbeaten status
today to score four consecutive victories by winning their
respective groups (B and C) and complete victorious the
Both Cubans and Costa Ricans are prepared to participate in
their best shape to the Finals of the Continental Cup in
Mazatlan, Mexico on June 21-23 where one Olympic spot is
available for the first time to the Confederations.
Positions: Pool A:
Canada 1 (2-0), Cayman Islands (1-1), Jamaica (0-2).
Cuba-1 (3-0), Cuba-3 (2-1), Costa Rica-1 (1-2), Canada-2 (0-3).
Pool C: Cuba-2 (3-0), Nicaragua (2-1), Dominican Republic
(1-2), Costa Rica-2 (0-3).
Women’s results on Saturday: Pool A:
CAN-1 d CAY (21-18, 21-16). Pool B: CUB-1 d CRC-1 (21-16,
15-21, 15-13), CUB-3 d CAN-2 (21-19, 21-18). Pool C: NCA
d DOM (21-16, 15-21, 15-13), CUB-2 d CRC-2 (21-10, 21-15).
Quarterfinals: CUB-1 d DOM (21-8, 21-10), CRC-1 d CAN-1
(22-20, 14-21, 15-10). CUB-2 d CAY (21-19, 21-14), CUB-3 d NCA