Canada, Mexico and USA to semis in Chula Vista
CHULA VISTA, USA, September 29, 2012
– Teams from Canada, Mexico and the United States advanced to
the women’s semifinals of the 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball
Circuit event at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula
Sunday, top-seeded Bibi Candelas and Martha Revuelta of Mexico
will play the USA-1 team of Emily Day and Heather Hughes in one
women’s semifinal while Canada’s second-seeded Jamie Broder and
Kristina Valjas will take on the USA-3 duo of Summer Ross and
Candelas and Revuelta finished pool play undefeated on Saturday
with a 2-0 (21-7, 21-9) victory over Saint Lucia’s Gifta
Francois and Dana Hamilton. In the first round, Candelas and
Revuelta beat the USA-4 team of Sara Hughes and Kirby Burnham,
2-0 (21-19, 21-16)
are a new team, so we are just starting to see how we get along
on the court,” Candelas said. “I think tomorrow the level is
going to be higher, so it is going to be a challenge for us.”
and Hughes also finished pool play undefeated, opening Saturday
with a 21-13, 21-12 win over Diana Peguero and Nairobi Agramonte
of Dominican Republic. In the next round, the U.S. pair won a
battle against Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska
Yantin, 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 15-12).
Broder and Valjas opened Saturday with a 2-0 (21-11, 21-11) pool
play win over Guatemala’s Maria Jose Orellana and Maria Andrea
Orellana to win the group. In the next round, the Canadian pair
beat Trinidad & Tobago’s Kevin Rivers and Christian Francois,
2-0 (21-8, 21-7).
and Beck finished pool play undefeated with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-11)
win over compatriots Stevi Robinson and Eve Ettinger of USA-5.
In the next round, they took a three-set victory over the USA-2
team of Michelle Moriarty and Kaitlin Sather (21-16, 16-21,
women’s semifinals will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 30),
with the final scheduled for noon.
MEX d LCA 2-0 (21-7, 21-9); Pool B: CAN d GUA 2-0 (21-11,
21-11); Pool C: PUR d CRC 2-0 (21-9, 21-13); Pool D:
USA1 d DOM 2-0 (21-13, 21-12), USA-2 d USA-5 2-0 (21-19, 21-11).
DOM d LCA 2-0 (21-9, 21-8), CRC d GUA 2-1 (19-21, 21-14, 15-10).
CAN d TRI 2-0 (21-8, 21-7), MEX d USA-4 2-0 (21-19, 21-16),
USA-3 d USA-2 2-1 (21-16, 16-21, 15-9), USA-1 d PUR 2-1 (17-21,