Nicaragua, USA-1 book semis berths


MISSION BEACH, Trinidad, November 17, 2012 - Nicaraguan duo, Gerald Umana and Henry Hernandez, and USA-1 pairing William Montgomery and Antonio Ciarelli have secured spots in the semifinal round of the tenth stop of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit at Mission Beach, Toco on Saturday.


The Central American pair of Umana and Hernandez broke the hearts of top ranked local pair, TRI-1, Fabien Whitfield and Daneil Williams 24-22, 12-21, 18-16 in the first of two main draw quarterfinals.


However, the T&T duo will have another shot at the semis on Saturday when they meet the winner of the yet to be completed match between St Lucia and Aruba, which was forced to be halted with the score at one-set all.


Montgomery and Ciarelli are through to the semis from the main draw after overcoming compatriots, Weston Carico and Curt Toppel (USA-2), in another intense three-setter main draw’s quarterfinal, 21-16, 19-21, 18-16.


Saturday’s men results: USA-B d ARU 2-1 (15-21, 21-18, 15-13); USA-A d CRC 2-0 (21-13, 21-19); NCA d TRI-A 2-1 (24-22, 12-21, 18-16); USA-A d USA-B, 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 18-16); LCA d BAR 2-0 (21-13, 21-6); GUA d CAN 2-1 (21-17, 17-21, 15-12); CRC d TRI-B 2-0 (21-9, 21-13); ARU d TRI-C 2-0 (21-18, 21-14); LCA v ARU 24-22, 21-23 to be continued on Sunday; CRC d GUA 2-1 (21-19, 20-22, 30-28).