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PAC W: USA steals pole position from Argentina to qualify for semis

by WoV
source: norceca.net; Photo: twitter.com/NorcecaInfo

US team stormed past Argentina in straight sets - 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-11) in the decisive match for the first place in Pool A of the 14th Pan American Cup in Peru.

USA

USA

The American side dominated in the last-round game from start to finish with 13 points from Lauren Paolini and 10 from Alex Klineman and Krista Vansant. USA goes directly to semi-finals.

Yamila Nizetich, Sol Piccolo and Emilce Sosa scored 5 each for Argentina that couldn’t hold the winning streak on the tournament and will now play in quarter-finals against Canada.

In the same pool, Puerto Rico booked a spot in the quarter-finals by dispatching Colombia in straight sets – 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-21) in a direct duel for the third place. Thus, Colombia will play versus Cuba in the knockout stage.

Puerto Rican Stephanie Enright registered 15 points to lead the scores. Cindy Ramírez was the best offensive player for the losers with 11.

Peru crushed Uruguay by 3-0 (25-12, 25-8, 25-10) in the match for the fifth place in Pool B which was important win to qualify for the 2015 FIVB World Grand Prix.

Ángela Leyva topped the home side with 13 points while Sofía Neves finished with 7 as the top producer of the losers.

Preliminary Round / Pool A /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
13th game 17. 06. 2015 15:00 Mexico ( W ) VS Costa Rica ( W ) 3:0 25:15; 25:20; 25:20    
14th game 17. 06. 2015 17:00 Colombia ( W ) VS Puerto Rico ( W ) 0:3 22:25; 16:25; 21:25    
15th game 17. 06. 2015 19:00 Argentina ( W ) VS USA ( W ) 0:3 18:25; 18:25; 11:25  

Preliminary Round / Pool B /

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
13th game 17. 06. 2015 14:00 Canada ( W ) VS Cuba ( W ) 0:3 21:25; 20:25; 20:25    
14th game 17. 06. 2015 16:30 Dominican Republic ( W ) VS Brazil ( W ) 3:2 16:25; 18:25; 25:17; 25:16; 15:10    
15th game 17. 06. 2015 19:00 Peru ( W ) VS Uruguay ( W ) 3:0 25:12; 25:8; 25:10    

 

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