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Brazil Edges Past Mexico to Face Dominican Republic in Pan American Games Final

by WoV
source: NORCECA

In an intense semifinal matchup at the Arena Parque O’Higgins during the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games, Brazil clinched their spot in the final match by overcoming Mexico in a thrilling 3-2 tie-break (25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 22-25, 15-13).

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The stage is now set for Brazil to take on the current champions, the Dominican Republic, in a bid for the gold medal. This matchup is poised to be a nail-biter as both teams have remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. Brazil is on the hunt for its fifth Pan American Games title, whereas the Dominican Republic is eyeing their second championship.

Sabrina Machado was Brazil’s star player, tallying 24 points. Lorena Viezel was also instrumental with 17 points. Maira Basso chipped in with 10 points. For Mexico, Grecia Castro and Karen Rivera were the standout performers, both scoring 16 points, while Aimé Topete contributed 15 points.

Pan American Games – Semifinals

Dominican Republic vs. Argentina 3-1 (16-25, 25-19, 25-20, 25-17)

Brazil vs. Mexico 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 22-25, 15-13)

Gold medal match

Dominican Republic vs. Brazil

Bronze medal match

Argentina vs. Mexico

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