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ROAD TO RIO W: USA and Dominican Republic against each other in big finals

by WoV
source: teamusa.org; Photo: USAV/Eric Francis/facebook.com/USAVolleyball

The US and Dominican national teams are both only one step away from spot at the 2016 Olympic Games.

USA vs. PUR

USA vs. PUR

In the NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament in Lincoln (Nebraska, USA), the home team knocked off Puerto Rico 25-14, 24-26, 25-12, 25-14 on Day 2.

The US National Team had seven players with at least five points in a balanced offensive match. Foluke Akinradewo stood out with 16 points. Karina Ocasio led Puerto Rico with a match-high 20 points.

The USA will face Dominican Republic (both have 2-0 record) in the final match of the tournament with the winners earning the honor to represent NORCECA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Dominican Republic captured their second win by defeating Canada 25-27, 25-16, 26-24, 25-21. Gina Mambrú led Dominican ladies with 21 points, while Canada were paced by Tabitha Love with 13.

Dominican Republic and USA will conclude the tournament in game on Saturday (3:00 CET) to decide Rio participants.

NORCECA Qualification Round / Round robin / Day 2

Game Date/Time Teams Set Result per set Stats Videos
3rd game 08. 01. 2016 17:00 Canada ( W ) VS Dominican ( W ) 1:3 27:25; 16:25; 24:26; 21:25    
4th game 08. 01. 2016 19:00 USA ( W ) VS Puerto Rico ( W ) 3:1 25:14; 24:26; 25:12; 25:14    

 

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