2nd-ranked United States squeaked by 16th-ranked Thailand, which was down a starter and lost its top scorer amidst the 4th set, in 5 to remain undefeated in Pool C play Wednesday.
NCAA athletes are making their presence known at the upcoming WCH
As the Dominican Republic claimed its fifth straight CACG crown, a streak which began in 2002, outside hitter Prisilla Rivera Brens was tabbed as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
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.
Cuba carried the momentum from Monday’s five-set win over the United States to a sweep of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Americans bounced back with a sweep of Group B leader Puerto Rico to claim the pool title with 11 points.
Five setters were the story of the day in Pool B on Monday as both Trinidad & Tobago and the United States rallied to force tiebreak sets, but neither could finish the comeback, falling to Puerto Rico and Cuba respectively.
After stumbling in the opening set, the United States recovered to top Trinidad and Tobago in four sets to open Pool B action at the Pan American Cup. In the late game, Puerto Rico made quick work of Cuba in Set 1, before fighting to hold on for the sweep.
The Final Four has been determined after the 2018 CEV Champions League Playoffs 6 concluded on April 5.
The 10th and 11th rounds of play in the Vestel Venus Sultanlar Ligi have concluded with Eczacibasi VitrA still leading the league.
Although both teams had already punched their tickets to the 2018 World Championships, the battle for supremacy in Group A went the distance with Mexico surviving for the five-set win.