USA and Mexico to women’s semis in Santo Domingo

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 16, 2022 – United States and Mexico claimed semifinals tickets for the women’s semifinal of the Santo Domingo Qualifier to the FIVB Beach Volleyball Championship on Saturday.

The USA tandem of Corinne Quiggley and Sarah Schermerhorn overcame a back injury of the latter and went on to defeat Costa Rica’s Angel Williams and Ximena Nuñez 2-1 (21-17, 11-21, 15-11) victory in 45 minutes in Pool A.

Quiggley and Schemerhorn bounced back with renovated energy to beat Guatemala’s Natalia Girón and Estefanie Bethancourt of Guatemala 2-0 (21-8, 21-14) in just 23 minutes.

In Pool B, Mexico’s Atenas Gutierrez and María Quintero downed Jamaica’s Petal Smith and Chauna Kelly 2-0 (21-9, 21-18) in just 28 minutes and then beat Yvonne Soler and Laura Molina of El Salvador 2-0 (21-17, 21-10)

Giron/Bethancourt defeated Williams/Nuñez 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) while earlier on Saturday Soler and Molina prevailed against Smith/Kelly 2-1 (21-15, 16-21, 15-9) in 47 minutes.

In Saturday’s quarterfinals, Soler/Molina will meet Williams/Nuñez while Girón/Bethancourt will face Smith/Kelly.