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The Dominican Republic claimed the gold medal for women’s volleyball at the Central American & Caribbean Games on Wednesday, topping host Columbia for their fifth-consecutive title. Puerto Rico rounded out the podium, earning the bronze with a five-set win over Mexico.
Columbia rallied to edge Puerto Rico in five sets for fifth place, despite outside hitter Daly Santana’s 29 point effort. Meanwhile, Cuba’s Ailama Cese’s 31 points guided her team to seventh place at the Pan American Cup.
Puerto Rico had a sizable advantage in block and serve in downing Peru as they will meet Colombia for a top five finish.
Columbia picked up its second win of the Pan Am Cup, smoking Mexico in a sweep. Meanwhile, Brazil kept its stranglehold atop Group C and punched its ticket to the semis with a five-set win over Argentina.
After falling behind 2-0, Brazil rallied for a five-set win over Columbia to remain atop Pool C, while Mexico won every statistical category in a sweep of Argentina to wrap up Day 2.
Brazil outdid Mexico in every way in a sweep to open Pool C, while Columbia outlasted Argentina in the lone five-set match of Day 1 at the Pan American Cup.
Bulgaria defeated Colombia 3-1 for Gold and a bid to the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Bulgaria took down Peru to set up a championship match with Colombia at the 2018 FIVB Women’s Challenger Cup.
Colombia locked up Pool A while Puerto Rico clinched a semifinals bid in a sweep over Australia.