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Semifinals set at U23 Women’s Pan Am Cup

 
Ica, Peru, September 12, 2014 – Dominican Republic and Colombia have joined Cuba and Peru in the semifinals of the U23 Women’s Pan American Cup taking place in the cities of Ica and Chincha in Peru.

Cuba and Dominican Republic, as the top NORCECA ranked teams in the competition, as well as Peru as the top South American non-qualified already, have obtained tickets to the 2015 U23 FIVB Women’s World Championship in Brazil.

In Thursday’s quarterfinals action, Dominican Republic swept Argentina 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 while Colombia outplayed Mexico 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17) at Jose Oliva Razzeto Coliseum of Ica.

The Dominicans dominated Argentina in the attacks department (42-26) and in service aces (13-3). Both teams tallied two blocks.

Towering Brayelin Martinez led the Dominican side with a match-high 24 points, followed by Gaila Gonzalez who totaled 11 points. Camila Hiruela finished with 11 points for Argentina.

Colombia’s Amanda Coneo scored 24 points against Mexico, followed by blocker Yeisy Soto and Maria Martinez with 15 and 13 points respectively. For Mexico, Lisbeth Sainz had 18 points, Andrea Rangel collected 16 points and Jocelyn Urias added 11 points.

Preliminary Round
Cuba d Colombia 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-22) on 7-9-14
Argentina d Mexico 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-18) on 7-9-14
Dominican Republic d Costa Rica 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-13) on 7-9-14
Peru d Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-18) on 7-9-14

Argentina d Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-16) on 8-9-14
Colombia d Dominican Republic 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 15-6) on 8-9-14
Peru d Mexico 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 18-16) on 8-9-14
Cuba d Costa Rica 3-0 (25-10, 25-15, 25-15) on 8-9-14

Mexico d Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-17) on 9-9-14
Colombia d Costa Rica 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-17) on 9-9-14
Cuba d Dominican Republic 3-0 (27-25, 25-23, 25-19) on 9-9-14
Peru d Argentina 3-2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-22, 29-27, 15-11) on 9-9-14

Quarterfinals
Colombia d Mexico 3-1 (21-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17) on 11-9-14
Dominican Republic d Argentina 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) on 11-9-14

Top Scorer by Day
21- Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Colombia on 7-9-14
26- Yonkaira Peña of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 8-9-14
26- Angela Leyva of Peru v Mexico on 8-9-14
23- Maguilaura Frias of Peru v Argentina on 9-9-14
24- Amanda Coneo of Colombia v Mexico on 11-9-14
24- Brayelin Martinez of Dominican Republic on 11-9-14

Top Scoring Performances
26- Yonkaira Peña of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 8-9-14
26- Angela Leyva of Peru v Mexico on 7-9-14
24- Amanda Coneo of Colombia v Mexico on 11-9-14
24- Brayelin Martinez of Dominican Republic on 11-9-14
22- Amanda Coneo of Colombia v Dominican Republic on 8-9-14
21- Melissa Vargas of Cuba v Colombia on 7-9-14
20- Yvonne Montaño of Colombia v Dominican Republic on 8-9-14
20- Brayelin Martinez on Dominican Republic v Colombia on 8-9-14
20- Lisbeth Sainz of Mexico v Peru on 8-9-14

Top Blocking Performances
7- Jocelyn Urias of Mexico v Peru on 8-9-14
5- Andrea Urrutia of Peru v Trinidad and Tobago on 7-9-14
5- Yvonne Montaño of Colombia v Dominican Republic on 8-9-14
5- Yonkaira Peña of Dominican Republic v Colombia on 8-9-14
5- Yelennis Diaz of Cuba v Costa Rica on 8-9-14
5- Ana Patricia Valle of Mexico v Peru on 8-9-14

Top Serving Performances
8- Regla Gracia of Cuba v Costa Rica on 8-9-14
7-Shiamara Almeida of Peru v Trinidad and Tobago on 7-9-14
5- Micaela Tassara of Argentina v Trinidad and Tobago on 8-9-14
4- Lisbeth Sainz of Mexico v Argentina on 7-9-14

Top Team Blocking Performances
19- Mexico v Peru on 8-9-14
13- Argentina v Peru on 9-9-14
13- Dominican Republic v Argentina on 11-9-14
11- Dominican Republic v Colombia on 8-9-14
10- Peru v Mexico on 8-9-14
10- Trinidad and Tobago v Mexico on 9-9-14
10- Peru v Argentina on 9-9-14

Top Team Serving Performances
16- Cuba v Costa Rica on 8-9-14
14- Argentina v Trinidad and Tobago on 8-9-14
11- Peru v Trinidad and Tobago on 7-9-14
10- Colombia v Dominican Republic on 8-9-14

Highest Scoring Sets
29-27 Peru v Argentina (4th Set) on 9-9-14
27-25 Colombia v Dominican Republic (4th Set) on 8-9-14
27-25 Cuba v Dominican Republic (1st Set) on 9-9-14
27-25 Argentina v Peru (2nd Set) on 9-9-14
27-25 Colombia v Mexico (3rd Set) on 11-9-14

Highest Scoring Matches
228- Peru d Argentina 3-2 (22-25, 25-27, 25-22, 29-27, 15-11) on 9-9-14
225- Peru d Mexico 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 18-16) on 8-9-14
209- Colombia d Dominican Republic 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 15-6) on 8-9-14



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