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Dominant Performances Mark Opening Day of Santiago 2023 Women’s Volleyball Tournament

by WoV
source: NORCECA

The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games kicked off with intense Women’s Volleyball action at the Arena Parque O’Higgins. The dominant teams emerging triumphant from the first day were Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and the defending champions, the Dominican Republic.

Brazil vs. Cuba – Photo: NORCECA

Brazil began with an assertive performance, defeating Cuba 3-0. Their superior attack, registering a 40-21 lead, and fewer unforced errors, highlighted their dominance. Sabrina Machado stole the show for Brazil with 19 points. On the other hand, Yalain De La Peña emerged as the top scorer for Cuba with 9 points.

Argentina’s face-off against Puerto Rico proved to be an engaging match. Despite being two sets down, Puerto Rico displayed commendable resilience, forcing a fourth set. However, Argentina’s impeccable blocking and María Corbalan’s 16 points secured them a 3-1 victory. Neira Ortiz and Stephanie Rivera showcased commendable performance for Puerto Rico, scoring 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Mexico showcased their prowess with a 3-0 win over Colombia. A confident display saw them lead 39-24 in attacking points. Karen Rivera and Grecia Castro were instrumental in Mexico’s win, contributing 16 and 11 points respectively. Paulina Agudelo was the top scorer for Colombia with 9 points.

The evening concluded with the Dominican Republic asserting their dominance over hosts Chile. Though Chile showed resistance, especially in the first two sets, the Dominican Republic’s comprehensive game-play ensured a straight-set victory. Yonkaira Peña and Brayelin Martinez were the top scorers for the Dominican Republic with 13 points each. The Chilean side saw Captain Beatriz Novoa and Dominga Aylwin contribute 10 and 7 points, respectively.

Pool A

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Pool B

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