Champions of Ocho Ríos go for another podium in Varadero
VARADERO, Cuba, July 14, 2017 – Jamie Broder and Sophie Bukovec
(Canada-A) make their debut against Brenda Allen/Genelke Howell
(St Kitts & Nevis) as they start their march to the highest step
of the pódium like in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, now playing for the
first time in Varadero for the fourth stop of the Beach
Volleyball NORCECA Circuit.
In the same Pool C, Guatemalans Natalia Giron and Estephanie
Bethancourt play against Paulette Cruz and Stephanie Burnside of
The opening of the competition that takes place in Varadero
since 2011 correspond to the titleholders of La Paz, Mexico and
Cayman Islands, Leila Martinez and Lidianny Echevarría (Cuba-A)
against Mexican youngsters of team B, Silvia Hendrick and
Estefanía Ibarra in Pool A.
At the same time, in another of the three courts set up for the
competition, Nicaragua’s Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodríguez go
against Jace Pardon/Lara Dykstra (USA-B), the favored to win.
The vice champions of Ocho Rios 2017, Lianma Flores and
Yanileydis Sanchez (Cuba-C) start in Pool D against Guadeloupe
duo of Fanny Katarzayski and Stephanie Rousell, while
compatriots of Cuba-B Maylén Delis and Arlin Hechavarría will be
tested internationally against the second Canadian team of Megan
Nagy and Marie Christine Lapointe.
Friday’s schedule features 16 qualification matches and the two
best teams from each pool will be decided on Saturday when the
quarterfinals take place. The semifinals and finals will be
decided on Sunday.
Cuba-A (Leila Martínez/Lidianny Echevarría); USA-B (Jace Pardon/Lara
Dykstra); Nicaragua (Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodríguez); México-B
(Silvia Hendrick/Estefanía Ibarra).
Canadá-B (Megan Nagy/Marie Christine Lapointe); Islas Vírgenes
Estadounidense-B (Melanie Valenciana/Katherine Wanket); Costa
Rica (Yulianna González Alfaro/Natalia Alfaro); Cuba-B (Maylén
Canadá-A (Jamie Broder/Sophie Bukovec); Guatemala (Natalia Girón/Estephanie
Bethancourt); México-A (Paulette Cruz/Stephanie Burnside); Sant
Kitts y Nevis (Brenda Allen/Genelle Howell).
Cuba-C (Lianma Flores/Yanileydis Sánchez); Islas Vírgenes
Estadounisense-A (Manika Charles/Amber Bennett); USA-A (Karissa
Cook/Katherine Spieler); Guadalupe (Fanny Katarzayski/Stephanie