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Cope/Alfaro and Girón/Bethancourt advance to semifinals

 

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, July 8, 2017.- Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro from Costa Rica in group A, and Natalia Girón/Estefanie Bethancourt of Guatemala in group B, advanced into the women’s semifinals of the XVII Central American AFECAVOL Senior Beach Volleyball Championship.

 

Cope/Alfaro, lost a set (21-17, 21-23, 15-11) to hosts Maria Jose Orellana/Blanca Recinos, but finished undefeated in group A.

 

Orellana/Recinos took second place, while Swan Mendoza/Lolette Rodriguez of Nicaragua finished third; Mendoza/Rodriguez had defeated Kathya Vasquez/Marcela Avalos of El Salvador 2.

 

Guatemala’s Giron/Bethancourt won three matches on Saturday, advancing into semifinals as group B winners. Socorro Lopez/Claudia Machado (NCA 2) and Maria Juliane Ponce/Liy Stephanie Porras (ESA) finished second and third.  

 

Saturday’s women’s results

GUA 1 – PAN (2-0) 21-10, 21-10

NCA 2- HON 2 (2-0) 21-12, 21-14

CRC – ESA (2-0) 21-15, 21-14

NCA 1 – HON (2-1) 16-21, 21-14, 15-12

GUA 1 – NCA 2 (2-0) 21-14, 21-17

ESA 2 – PAN (2-0) 22-20, 21-17

NCA 1- ESA 2 (2-0) 21-12, 21-19

CRC – GUA 2 (2-1) 21-17, 21-23, 15-11

NCA 2 – ESA 1 (2-0) 21-9, 21-11

GUA 1- HON 2 (2-0) 21-5, 21-12

 

Women’s groups

A: CRC, NCA 1, HON 1, ESA 2, GUA 2

B: GUA 1, ESA 1, PAN, NCA 2, HON 2