For the sixth time these two teams will meet in the final of the Pan American Cup and for now, the result is 4-1 for USA. Interesting, the Dominican Republic will for the 13th time play in the final of this competition!
When we said unexpected, we thought that the Dominican Republic have met Brazil in the semifinal and they beat them very easy. The host team outplayed Brazil in only three sets (25-16, 25-12, 25-23) thanks to Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez who scored 23 points.
Results of semifinals
Canada – USA 1-3 (18-25, 25-23, 23-25, 19-25)
Canada: Bailey 10, Gray 16, Cross 4, Cyr 4, Maglio 5, Van Ryk 18, Niles (L); Smith, Beamish 1, Ogoms 1, Chase 2. N.E: Joseph, Moncks (L), Perrin. Coach: Abbondanza.
USA: Carlini 5, Wilhite 13, Anae 13, Washington 13, Abukusumo-Whitney 10, Ogbogu 9, Benson (L); Poulter, Wong Orantes (L), McCage 1. N.E: Rivers, Lee, P. Tapp, K. Rolfzen. Coach: Newman Gonchar.
Brazil – Dominican Republic 0-3 (16-25, 12-25, 23-25)
Brazil: Dani Lins, Thaisa Menezes 7, Francynne Jacintho 2, Bruna Honorio 10, Fernanda Tomé 6, Maira Claro 5, Tassia Silva (L); Claudinha, Lorenne Teixeira 3, Edinara Brancher, Natalia Araujo (L), Mara Leao 1. N.E: Milka Silva, Gabriela Candido. Coach: Wagner Coppini.
Dominican Republic: Vargas 10, Marte 2, Arias 4, Peña 12, Mambru 5, Brayelin Martinez 23, Castillo (L); Dominguez, Rivera, Gaila Gonzalez. N. E: Fersola, Mariafranchi Rodriguez, Da La Cruz, L. Martinez Caro. Coach: Marcos Kwiek.
For 11th place: Costa Rica – Trinidad & Tobago 0-3 (24-26, 18-25, 16-25)
For 9th place: Argentina – Mexico 3-1 (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19)
For 7th place: Cuba – Peru
For 5th place: Colombia – Puerto Rico
For 3rd place: Brazil – Canada
Final: Dominican Republic – USA
To see complete results, stats, and standings, visit our Pan American Cup Female Seniors page.