With the win, the Dominicans automatically qualified for the 2021 U23 Women’s Volleyball World Championship.
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.
Aiyana Abukusomo-Whitney’s 20 points spearheaded the American effort as they move on to the semifinals.
Canada claimed its spot in the semifinals with its third straight sweep, handing the Dominican Republic its first loss of the tournament. Meanwhile, Peru claimed its first win of the Pan Am Cup with a sweep of Costa Rica.
Canada pummeled Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic moved past Peru in a sweep to set up the Group A championship match between the teams on Wednesday.
Bulgaria defeated Colombia 3-1 for Gold and a bid to the 2019 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
Once again, Italy comes out at the top in the Girls’ U18 Worlds. Team USA underchieves, and finishes in the 8th position.
Italy will be looking to repeat as world champions against the tournament’s biggest surprise, the Dominican Republic squad. Meanwhile, Team USA will play for the 7th place against hosts Argentina.
Team USA falls to Italy in the quarterfinals with historic low performance.