Very leveled duels in men's quarterfinals
LIMA, Peru, July 27, 2019.- Chile against Cuba, Venezuela and
Canada, Brazil against Mexico and Argentina and Uruguay, are the
games that will finish the qualifiers to the semifinals of the
men's beach volleyball tournament of the XVIII Pan American
Games Lima 2019.
Canada (Aaron Nusbaum / Michael Plantinga) beat 2-0 21-19,
21-12) to the United States (Ian Satterfield / Mark Burik) to
secure the first ticket to the quarterfinals and it will be
measured Venezuela that was the leader of his group .
The first set was leveled until closing, when Plantinga's
blockade put his opponents in trouble, plus two good Nusbaum
defensive moves that set the course for the set. Canada took
command in the second from the start and it was too much for
Satterfield / Burik.
Mexico, meanwhile, with Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros, won
2-0 (21-16, 21-12) to El Salvador with Pepe and Tato, and now
they will have a tough match against Brazil.
The Cubans Sergio González / Luis Reyes had no problems to
overcome the Dominican Republic 2-0 (21-17, 21-14), with Alex
Medina / William Sánchez.
Uruguay with Mauricio Vieyto / Marco Cairus, beat Guatemala 2-0
(21-15, 21-17), overcoming the strong blockade and service of
Andy Leonardo and complicating the defense of Luis García.
González: “We are happy, we are seeing that the fruit of work is
coming out and now we have to be more focused. The games that
are coming now are more difficult, if we continue with the
rhythm we carry and with the wishes we have, everything can
happen, we will fight for a medal. ”
Reyes: "We have gone game by game polishing some details of the
mistakes we have had and those deficiencies are left behind."
Uruguay:Cairus: “Now we have a tough opponent like Argentina, we already
know each other from many stages, but you have to play it well
and try to make it as good as possible. Our goal was always to
reach the semifinal, we are achieving it step by step and we
have a hard journey. ”
Vieyto: "Guatemala plays well, the blocker is very good and has
a very strong serve (Andy Leonardo), we try to stop the serve
and make our game that was good for us."
Ontiveros: “We will continue to listen to our coach's
instructions and try to make a good game to keep moving forward.
Virgin: “It's another game, let's get ready with our coach and
go out and do our best. I think we are already getting more
confidence, rhythm, the environment, the place, the most
important games are coming and we are going to propose a
strategy to see how it works for us ”.
Nusbaum: “The United States was a very strong rival, they always
fought, we put pressure on the service. In the most complicated
games, the pressure comes out and you have to be prepared. ”
“We are going to see the plan calmly, we already know the rival,
but we have to prepare well to be in the next phase. The fans
have always been great, it's nice to play like that, they are
always supporting us. ”
Quarter finals games
Chile vs Cuba 10:40 a.m.
Venezuela vs Canada 11:30 a.m.
Brazil vs Mexico 2:00 p.m.
Uruguay vs Argentina 2:50 p.m.
Classification to quarterfinals
USA from CAN 2-0 (21-19,21-12); CUB of DOM 2-0 (21-17, 21-14);
MEX def ESA 2-0 (21-16, 21-12); URU def GUA 2-0 (21-15, 21-17).
Classification 13-16: CRC def TTO 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-12); NCA
def PER 2-0 (21-7, 21-15). Place 15-16: TTO def PER 2-0 (21-19,