TORONTO, Canada, July 20, 2015. – Andrea and Claudia Galindo of
Colombia and Kelley Larsen with Betsi Metter of the United
States will battle for fifth place at the women’s Beach
Volleyball Tournament of the Toronto Pan American Games.
Colombian sisters Andrea and Claudia Galindo beat Costa Rica’s
Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro in three sets 20-13, 19-21, 15-12
to play for the fifth place of the competition. Galindo sisters
were strong, more connected and confident in their moves; the
Central American duo had a better performance in the second set
where Karen was strong over the net.
Kelley Larsen and Betsi Metter of United States dominated
Eugenia Nieto and Fabiana Gomez of Uruguay mostly with powerful
serves 2-0 (21-12, 21-10) to play Colombia for the fifth place.
In other placing matches, Mexican Bibiana Candelas and Marta
Revuelta defeated Francisca Rivas and Pilar Mardones of Chile
2-0 (21-17, 22-20) for ninth place. El Salvador’s Ivonne Soler
and Laura Molina finished in eleventh place beating Lina Bernier
and Eva Torruella of Puerto Rico in three intense sets 2-1
(23-25, 21-19, 16-14).
Results women Monday July 20
COL d CRC 2-0 (21-13, 19-21, 15-12); USA d URU 2-0 (21-12,
MEX d CHI 2-0 (21-17, 22-20); 11-12 positions: ESA d PUR
2-1 (23-25, 21-19, 16-14)