Dominicans Ramírez y Almánzar advance to next round in Hato Mayor
HATO MAYOR, Dominican Republic, November 4, 2022.- Dominicans Bethania
Almánzar and Esmeralda Ramírez advanced to the second round of the sixth
stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Hato Mayor.
Almanzar and Ramírez dominated their two outings during the first day of
the event that gathers fifteen teams in the women’s field.
In their first performance they beat Heather Thompson and Jessica
Wolfenden of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-13, 21-14) and then Natalia Girón
alongside Laura Quiñonez of Guatemala 2-0 (21-13, 21-15), advancing to
quarterfinals as pool D winners.
Meanwhile, the duo of Teegan Van Gunst and Katie Lindstrom of the United
States, winners of the fifth stage in Managua, dominated pool A with
victories over Socorro López and Lolette Rodríguez of Nicaragua by 2-0
(21-13, 21-12) and against Mexicans Atenas Gutiérrez and María Celeste
Ibarra 2-0 (21-12, 21-16).
The winners of pool B were Canadians Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex
Bélanger, who are aiming to win their first gold after finishing third
place in Punta Cana and second in Managua, defeated Brenda Allen y
Shanicia Dyer of St. Kitts & Nevis 2-0 (21-13, 21-12) and Katherine
Albarrán and Evelyn Ramos of Mexico 2-0 (21-10, 21-8).
In pool B, Puerto Ricans Allanis Navas alongside María Gonzalez
prevailed against Dominicans Paniagua/Cleto 2-0 (21-11, 21-16) and over
Devin Corah and Adriel Goodman of Canada 2-0 (21-17, 21-15).
Day two of the NORCECA Tour in Hato Mayor continues Saturday starting at