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Puerto Rico, USA and Canada to Women’s Semis at Boqueron’


BOQUERON, Puerto Rico, August 6, 2016 -  Puerto Rico, USA and Canada play in Women’s Semifinal of NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit, Boqueron stage.

USA 1 (Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes) reached thesemifinal by beating Mendoza/Lopez of Nicaragua 21-13, 21-5, while the United States 2 (Dowdy/Stockman) defeated the Puerto Rico’s Junior champions María Gonzalez/Allanis Navas, 21-13 , 21-13.


The other semifinal will pit Canada (Megan Nagy/Marie Lapointe) versus Puerto Rico 2 (Idalia Andino/Yamaris Merced).


The Canadians dominated the Orellanas sister s Mary J. and Mary A. (31-29 21-16).


Meanwhile the local duo (Yamaris Merced/Idalia Andino) defeated Canada in three sets (14-21, 21-18, 15-12)..


Women’s Results Saturday


Preliminary Round


Pool A: Claes / Hughes (USA) d. Orellana / Orellana (GUA) 21-8, 21-12. Pool B: Nagy/Lapointe (CAN) d. Mendoza/López (NCA) 21-8, 21-7. Pool C: Dowdy/Stocman (USA) d. Molina/Avalos (ESA) 21-13, 21-10.Pool D: González/Navas (PUR) d. Bennet/Valenciana (ISV) 21-12, 21-14.


LQF: Porrata–Doria/Acevedo d. Charles/Bethamy (ISV) 21-10, 21-11; Molina/Avalos (ESA) d. Bennet/Valenciana (ISV) 21-18, 21-14. 


QF: Andino/Merced (PUR) d. Veltman/Harnett (CAN) 14-21, 21-18, 15-12;  Claes/Hughes (USA) d. Mendoza/López (NCA) 21-13, 21-5; Dowdy/Stockman (USA) d. González/Navas (PUR) 21-13, 21-13; Nagy/Lapointe (CAN) d. Orellana/Orellana (GUA) 31-29, 21-16