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NORCECA W: USA win the gold in dramatic fashion

by WoV
source: norceca.net

USA bounced back from a 0-2 deficit to win the gold medal of the XI Women’s Pan American Cup following a dramatic five-set victory (28-30, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-11) over Brazil on Friday in front of a full house at Colegio de Bachilleres Gymnasium of Juarez.

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It is the second title for USA team in the history of the competition with the previous one in 2003 at Saltillo, Mexico. For the three-time champions Brazil the silver medal was their third.

USA’s Kristin Richards enjoyed one spectacular night hammering a tournament-high 35 points while veterans Jennifer Joyner-Tamas and Nancy Metcalf contributed 14 and 11 points with Joyner-Tamas totaling 5 blocks.

Brazil’s Joyce Silva and Priscila Daroit finished with 25 and 23 points respectively and Gabriela Braga registered 18 points.

The defeated side won the blocking battle (17-11) and each side served four aces. The Americans led in attacks 71-65 and made 23 unforced errors to 25 by the Brazilians.

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