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September 13, 2014
Dominican Brayelin Martinez elected the MVP of the Women’s U-23 Pan-Am Cup

ICA, Peru, September 13, 2014. -  Dominican Republic’s captain Brayelin Martinez was elected the Most Valuable Player of the second edition of the Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup that concluded this Saturday at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the City of Ica. Towering outside hitter Brayelin Martinez, effectiveness was crucial for Dominican Republic’s second consecutive title who was also recognized with the awards for Best Scorer and Best Spiker of the event. She was joined by sister Jineiry Martinez as Best Blocker. Colombia also received several individual awards, captain Maria Marin was the Best Setter, while Camila Gomez received three awards: Best Libero, Best Receiver and Best Digger.  More  Español

September 13, 2014
Dominican Republic confirms Women’s U-23 Pan Am Title

ICA, Peru, September 13, 2014. - Dominican Republic wins their second consecutive U-23 Women’s Pan American Title beating Colombia 3-1 (24-26, 27-25, 25-23, 25-11) in the Gold Medal match of the tournaments’ second edition at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the City of Ica. The match was well disputed in the first three sets a strong performance from both sides, longer rallies, strong kills and similar errors; it was up to the fourth period when the champions’ blocking crushed Colombia’s offensive line over the net. More  Español

September 13, 2014
Melissa Vargas leads Cuba to claim the Pan-Am U-23 Bronze Medal

ICA, Peru, September 13, 2014. – Cuba claimed the Bronze Medal prevailing over hosts Peru 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 19-25, 25-17) with impressive 31 points from young Melissa Vargas in the conclusion of the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum. Young Melissa Vargas scored a tournament-high of 31 points, including 24 kills, 3 blocks and 4 aces to stop the home team’s efforts; Peru was left out of options while Cuba dominated with stronger kills to finish in third place. Cuba was challenged by Peru on several occasions; they even lost the fourth period with considerable advantage. Cuba showed superiority with a 50-38 margin.  More  Español

September 13, 2014
Mexico finishes fifth with comeback over Argentina

CHINCHA, Peru, September 13, 2014. - Mexico outclassed Argentina 3-2 (25-20, 16-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13) to finish in fifth place at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Mauro Mina Coliseum. Mexico began on top and after losing two sets they recovered to tie the match and finishing with a thrilling tie-break rematch as they lost to Argentina in the preliminary round in straight sets. Outside hitter Lisbeth Sainz with 23 points and opposite.  More  Español


September 13, 2014
Costa Rica’s only win for seventh place over Trinidad and Tobago
CHINCHA, Peru, September 13, 2014.-  Costa Rica finished in seventh place defeating Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 (19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-17), their only victory at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Mauro Mina Coliseum. The pale match showed both teams with a similar performance, both scored 43 points via attacks, Trinidad and Tobago was better in blocking 7-6 and in serves 15-10
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September 12, 2014
Colombia to play Women’s U-23 Pan-AM Gold Medal Match

ICA, Peru, September 12, 2014. -  Colombia defeated hosts Peru by 3-1 (28-26, 24-26, 25-21, 25-22) and will play against defending champions Dominican Republic for the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Gold at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the City of Ica. Colombia and Peru engaged in a tough duel with strong excitements as the scores remain very close. The home team kept the twenty-five hundred spectators hopes always alive but in the end, Colombia’s defensive line never broke.  More  Español

September 12, 2014
México dominated Costa Rica and will play for fifth against Argentina
CHINCHA, Peru, September 12, 2014. - Mexico had no complications to beat Costa Rica in straight sets (25-12, 25-18, 25-18) and will play for fifth place against Argentina in the conclusion of the II Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup at Mauro Mina Coliseum. Actions concluded in 67 minutes, in which Mexican Alejandra Segura and Andrea Rangel scored 9 tallies apiece, while Mijal Hines (6) was their opponent’s top scorer. Mexico was superior in every category, (34-18) in attacks, (7-3) in blocking and (12-2) in service points, both teams committed numerous unforced errors (24-22).
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September 12, 2014
Argentina won to Trinidad and Tobago to play for fifth place

CHINCHA, Peru, September 12, 2014.- Argentina swept Trinidad and Tobago by 25-11, 25-14, 25-18 to play for the fifth place of the II Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup in the city of Chincha at Mauro Mina Coliseum. The South American squad finished in 64 minutes, where Caribbean outside hitter Channon Thompson topped all scorers with a total of 14 tallies, the one with double-figures. The winners were led by middle blocker Micela Tassara (9), followed by setter Priscila Bosio and opposite hitter Micaela Fabiani with seven units apiece, where Argentina was superior in attacks (35-15) and aces (10-2).  More  Español

September 12, 2014
Dominicans to defend Pan-Am title with thrilling comeback over Cuba

ICA, Peru, September 12, 2014. – Dominican Republic with a thrilling comeback over Cuba (18-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-22, 15-12) at the II Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup first semifinal will defend their title at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum. Dominican Republic dismantled Cuba’s offensive line keeping the scores tight from the second set further as Cuba jumped to an early lead with defending champions struggling missing to unforced errors and missing serves. Dominicans won the match coming from behind gaining confidence.  More  Español  


September 12, 2014
Anti-Doping Program in active plan at U23 Cup
ICA, Peru, September 12, 2014 – NORCECA Confederation continues to follow up the anti-doping educational program that started two years ago addressed to players and medical staff of teams taking part in the different regional volleyball competitions. The program was implemented by the NORCECA Medical Commission under the presidency of Dr Victor Figueroa. The most recent activity is taking place in Peru on the occasion of the second edition of the U23 Women’s Pan American Cup where a total of eight teams are.  More  Español  

September 11, 2014
Dominican Republic sweeps Argentina for Women’s U-23 FIVB WCH Berth

ICA, Peru, September 11, 2014. -  Dominican Republic sweeps Argentina 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) to clinch the Women’s U-23 FIVB 2015 World Championship berth and the Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup semifinals. The Caribbean team won the FIVB World Championship ticket, the last spot available for the NORCECA Confederation -Cuba also qualified- and they complete the list of four semifinalists. Dominicans will meet with Cuba and Peru against Colombia in Friday’s semifinals. More  Español  

September 11, 2014
Colombia beats Mexico for spot in the semifinals

ICA, Peru, September 11 2014. - Colombia earns a spot in the semifinals beating Mexico 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17) at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup quarterfinal at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in Ica. Mexico took the initiative leading the first set with Colombia engaging in unforced errors and managing to control the actions in the second set. From there on it was a head to head battle until the South American squad outdueled Mexico in the fourth set by a significant margin.  More  Español  

September 9, 2014
Peru’s comeback in five sets claims FIVB Women’s U-23 WCH berth

ICA, Peru, September 9, 2014. -  Peru had a spectacular comeback over Argentina 3-2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-22, 29-27, 15-11) to claim the only South American ticket available to the 2015 age-group FIVB World Championship in the last Pool A match at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in Ica. The loud and encouraging three thousand spectators weren’t silenced by Argentina who won the first two sets, with Peru missing three set points in the second set and losing a seven point advantage in the fourth set. Long and tough rallies describe Peru’s victory as undefeated Pool A winners and advancing into the semifinals of the tournament.  More  Español

September 9, 2014
Cuba reaches semifinals winning intense duel with Dominican Republic

CHINCHA, Peru, September 9, 2014.- Cuba defeated Dominican Republic 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-19) to top Pool B unbeaten and reaching the semifinals of the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup. In the closing preliminary round at Mauro Mina Coliseum, both Caribbean teams engaged in an intense battle in which the Cubans benefited, mostly in the first two sets when their opponents failed numerous serves, while Juan Carlos Gala’s pupils were better in that category (5-2) and grew in their counterattacks.  More  Español  

September 9, 2014
Mexico dominates Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets

ICA, Peru, September 19, 2014. - Mexico dominated Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 in their last match in Pool A at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at the Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the city of Ica. Mexico struggled more than necessary in the early stage of the match to defeat Trinidad and Tobago who blocked their offensive line; but they gained confidence as the match progressed and managed the win with a faster rhythm. Mexico concludes the preliminary round in third place in Pool A. More  Español  

September 9, 2014
Colombia won to resilient Costa Rica

CHINCHA, Peru, September 9, 2014.- Colombia finished the preliminary round with victory over Costa Rica 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-18), their second win in Group B at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Mauro Mina Coliseum in the city of Chincha. The Central American surprised in the two first sets with strong resistance, but their opponents reacted at the end of each set without seizing their initiative mostly in the third set where they showed their real superiority, with advantage in kills (49-32) and serves (7-4).  More  Español  

September 8, 2014
Angela Leyva leads Peru to beat Mexico in thrilling five-setter

ICA, Peru, September 8, 2014. -  Captain Angela Leyva led Peru to beat Mexico in five thrilling sets 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 18-16 at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the City of Ica. It was an exciting duel where Angela Leyva registered a math-high of 26 points to keep Peru unbeaten in Pool A as Mexico pushed strong to recover from yesterday’s loss to Argentina. The home girls didn’t give up easily as Mexico subdued their efforts blocking them from start to finish. Peru topped Mexico in kills with 62-52 advantage, while Mexico surpassed in the blocking (19-10) and service categories (7-5). There was little difference in unforced errors, with Peru committing a total of 34 and Mexico36. More  Español  

September 8, 2014
Cuba defeats Costa Rica to lead Pool B unbeaten

CHINCHA, Peru, September 8, 2014. - Cuba prevailed over Costa Rica without any complications 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-15) and leads Pool B with two victories at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup at Coliseum Mario Mina, a recognized Peruvian boxer. The outstanding serves of the Caribbean’s were dominant, with 16 aces, 8 of them scored by left outside hitter Regla Garcia, top scorer of the match with 15 points, followed by middle blocker Yelennis Díaz (13) and opposite player Melissa Vargas (10), while three bench players had the opportunity to contribute with the winning cause, especially  versatile Dayami Sanchez (5). Mijal Hines (7) and Tania Carazo (6) were once again Costa Rica’s top scorers.  More  Español  

September 8, 2014
Argentina captures second win

ICA, Peru, September 8, 2014.-  Argentina defeated Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-16) to capture their second win in Pool A at the II Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup taking place at the Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the City of Ica. The South Americans showed a solid and structure display in their second pool match, having no difficulties in beating an inexperienced Trinidad and Tobago. Argentina improves their win-loss record 2-0 while Trinidad and Tobago drops to 0-2. Argentina showed their dominance with a huge 31-15 advantage in kills, as well in service points by 14-2. More  Español  

September 8, 2014
Colombia wins tie-break surprising Dominican Republic

CHINCHA, Peru, September 8, 2014.-  Colombia surprised Dominican Republic in a well disputed match that extended to a tie-break  (20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 15-6) to even both team’s win-loss record 1-1 at the II Women’s U23 Pan-American Cup in Mauro Mina Coliseum. From the first whistle both teams engaged in brutal duel, remembering the feat of the 2012 U-20 World Championship in Czech Republic where the Caribbean won in four sets. With solid serves (10-2) and superior spiking (64-50) Colombians were led by Amanda Coneo (22), joined by Ivonee Montano (20)  and Diana Arrechea (14)  More  Español  

September 7, 2014
Peru outplays Trinidad and Tobago in their debut

ICA, Peru, September 7, 2014. - Hosts Peru outplayed Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-18) in their debut at the Second Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum in the city of Ica. Peru had no complications to dominate Trinidad and Tobago in their first presentation in Pool A. The home team had a solid performance and coach Natalia Malaga took the opportunity to use substitute players to restructure. Trinidad and Tobago had better moments in the last two sets. Peru held a huge advantage in kills by 37-16 and in service points by 11-3, they were also more effective in the blocking category by 9-5.  More  Español  

September 7, 2014
Dominicans cruised past Costa Rica

CHINCHA, Perú, September 7, 2014.- Dominican Republic cruised by Costa Rica in straight sets (25-8, 25-13, 25-13) in the second and last match of Pool B at the II Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup that began on Sunday at Mauro Mina Coliseum in the city south of Lima. As well as the cold season, the Caribbean team froze their opponents with superiority in every aspect: in attacks (35-14), blocking (9-2) and service (7-2) in a match that lasted 56 minutes. The top scorer of the match was Brayelin Martinez (14), joined by teammates Yonkaira Peña and Gaila Gonzalez, both with 11 tallies, while on their opponents side, Tania Carazo scored only seven points. Brazilian Wagner Pacheco, head coach of the Domincans.  More  Español  

September 7, 2014
Argentina opens Women’s U23 Pan-Am Cup beating Mexico

ICA, Peru, September 7, 2014. -  Argentina opens the Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup beating Mexico 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-18) at the Jose Oliva Razzeto Colisium in host city of Ica. The Pool A between Argentina and Mexico showed Argentina starting with more confidence and winning the first set with a comfortable lead. On the other hand, Mexico seemed off their regular rhythm. The winners were better organized with advantage in all categories; with a 38-28 margin in kills, 3-2 in blocks and 7-6 in serves. More  Español


September 7, 2014

Cuba prevails in Chincha

CHINCHA, Peru, September 7, 2014.-  Cuba took the best over Colombia in straight sets  (25-20, 25-23, 25-22) in the opening match of Pool B of the Second Women’s U-23 Pan American in Mauro Mina Coliseum at the southern city of Chincha. The Caribbean’s failed numerous serves, mostly at the beginning of the first set, and their blocking wasn’t their best weapon, but Melissa Vargas, leading all scorers (21). More  Español  

September 6, 2014
The battle for berths to Women’s U23 FIVB 2015 WCH begins

LIMA, Peru, September 6, 2014.- After the general technical meeting of the second Women’s U-23 Pan-American Cup running from September 7-13 in the cities of Ica and Chincha, coaches of the eight participating teams have their minds set on the FIVB 2015 World Championship. According to the technical directors, the preliminary round will be a tough battle as they expect to reach the final round as several are strong candidates to quality to the age-group FIVB 2015 World Championship to take place in Brasil; here in their own words: Guillermo Nazabal, (Argentina): “it will be hard to battle for the ticket.  More  Español 

September 6, 2014

Eyes are set on Seomara Sainz

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, September 6 2014 - Just before departing to Peru, Lizbeth Seomara Sainz looks forward for two important international competitions. One of them is the FIVB Women’s World Championship to be played in Italy. The other one is the Women’s U23 Pan American Cup that starts in Peru. “Seo”  - as She is known by her colleagues and friends - is only 18 years old, but has granted a special priviledge: to be part of the Age Group and Senior National teams. This is her fourth time in Peru. More  Español  

September 5, 2014
Olympic Medalists present Women’s U-23 Pan Am Cup

LIMA, Peru, September 5, 2014. - Three Olympic medalists, hosts Natalia Malaga and Rosa Garcia, joined by Cuban Mireya Luis, were part of the official announcement of the Second Women’s U-23 Pan American Cup running from September 7-11 in the cities of Ica and Chincha in Peru.  Natalia Malaga and Rosa Garcia, outside hitter and setter respectively, of Peru’s National Team that won the Silver Medal of the Olympic Games Seul 1988, now are part of the Peruvian Volleyball Federation; Natalia is coach of national teams.  More  Español  

September 2, 2014
Eight teams to participated in second U23 Pan Am Cup

ICA, Peru, September 2, 2014 – The second edition of the U23 Women’s Pan American Cup will be played in the cities of Ica and Chincha, Peru from September 7 to 13 with the participation of eight teams representing NORCECA and South American Confederations. The event is organized by the Pan American Volleyball Union presided over by Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz in conjunction with the Peruvian Volleyball Federation, presided over by Dr. Luis Linares, and grants three tickets –two to NORCECA. More  Español  


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