Two USA teams, Mexico and Canada in Varadero semifinals
VARADERO, Cuba, May 13, 2023.- United States with its two pairs, Mexico
and Canada won the right to play in the women’s semifinals at the second
stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
Geena and Carly in some way got the thorn out during pool-play, winning
group C to Mexican Atenas, who joined by Abril Flores beat them for the
title of the first stop in Aguascalientes.
Nevertheless, they might meet again, now Atenas teaming with Susana
Torres who won bronze in Aguascalientes. But for that to happen the
Mexicans must dominate Canada and Geena and Carly their compatriots
Katie and Teegan.
In quarterfinals Geena and Carly prevailed over Dominicans Esmeralda
Ramirez/Julibeth Payano 21-15 and 21-13,while their teammates had no
mercy against Cubans Yenifer Rivera/Amanda Armenteros 21-11 and 21-13.
The second local pair of Nahomi Charlot/Maykelín Drik were victims of
Mexico who dominated 21-14 and 21-17.
In the other quarterfinal challenge, Canadians Ruby Sorra/Lea Monkhouse
moved into semifinals cutting off Puerto Ricans Allanis Navas/María
González inspiration 25-23 and 21-16.
Earlier the Puerto Ricans won group A, but with resistance from El
Salvador’s Yvonne Soler/Laura Molina 19-21, 21-5 and 15-12 in a game
that lasted one hour and 13 minutes.
Laura Molina has shown she’s in good conditions recovering from giving
birth to her third child four months ago and will celebrate mother’s day
here in Varadero accompanied by her mother and new born baby.
Semifinals are this Sunday morning, as well as classification matches
for positions 5 to 16.
Full results of this phase are available at Cuba 2023 NORCECA Beach