Women’s Semifinalists defined in Punta Cana

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 3, 2021 – The duos of Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba progressed to the semifinals of the NORCECA Women’s U23 Beach Volleyball Qualifier to the Junior Pan American Games.


All those teams in the final-four stage are qualified to the event to be held in Cali, Colombia from November 25 to December 5.


Puerto Ricans Allanis Navas and Maria Gonzalez were the first to advance after their 2-0 (21-7, 21-9) victory over Nicaragua’s María Zeledon and Anielka Alonzo in just 25 minutes.


Navas/Gonzalez will meet Canada’s Becky Tresham and Kaylee Glagau who defeated Guatemala’s Paola Alvarado and Laura Quiñones 2-0 (21-12, 22-20) in 39 minutes.


Mexicans Katherine Albarrán and Atenas Gutiérrez advanced to the semifinals following their success against Jeneiry Rosario and Luz María Carty of Dominican Republic-B 2-0 (21-13, 21-6) and will go against Cuba’s Lazara Madan and Dayani Zequeira who beat Costa Rica’s Ximena Núñez and Angel Williams 2-0 (21-12, 21-13).


The other two spots to the Cali Games will go the winners of the matches between Nicaragua vs. Guatemala and Dominican Republic-B vs. Costa Rica to be played early on Sunday.


QUARTERFINALS: PUR d NCA 2-0 (21-7, 21-9), CAN d GUA 2-0 (21-11, 22-20), MEX d DOM-B 2-0 (21-13, 21-6), CUB d CRC 2-0 (21-12, 21-13).