Cuba & Puerto Rico Secure Spots In U20 Pan Am Cup Semifinals

  0 Carly DeMarque | May 11th, 2017 | International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball, South American Volleyball

At the 2017 Women’s U20 Pan American Cup, Cuba and Puerto Rico emerge as winners of their pools, moving directly to the semifinals.

Cuba was able to take down Peru in a four-set match 3-1, (29-27, 26-24, 18-25, 25-15) with the match starting off as a battle, but ended easily for the Cubans to take Pool C. Heidy Casanova put down a match-best 25 points to lead Cuba. Puerto Rico swept Costa Rica 3-0, (25-19, 25-19, 25-15) to take Pool B. Loraine Lopez led the Puerto Rican squad with 10 points in the win.

In Pool A, the United States took down the Dominican Republic in a four-set match 3-1, (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21) to win Pool A. Elizabeth hall and Regan Pittman led the scoring for the Americans with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Below is the final pool play standings.

Wins Losses
Pool A
Argentina I I
Dominican Republic II
United States II
Pool B
Costa Rica II
Puerto Rico II
Uruguay I I
Pool C
Chile II
Cuba II
Peru I I

In Thursday’s quarterfinal matches, Argentina will face Peru in a crucial match to claim the ticket available for the best ranked South American team to the U20 FIVB World Championships. The United States will take on Uruguay.

The tournament is a qualifier for the FIVB U20 Volleyball Women’s World Championships that will take place in Mexico from July 14-23. The top-two teams of the competition will earn tickets to the World Championships. The Dominican Republic have already qualified for the event as the NORCECA champions.

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Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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