Central Americans to face in Cayman Islands semifinals

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, November 12, 2022.- Central American duos Andy Blanco/Luis García of Guatemala and Criforth Lobo/Daniel Dyner of Costa Rica will face in the men’s semifinals of the seventh stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Cayman Islands.

In the other semifinal, Liam Kopp and Arran Chambers of Canada meet with Ian Satterfield and Jake Urrutia of the United States.

Andy Blanco and Luis García of Guatemala surprised winning over Mexicans Jorge Barajas and Gabriel Cruz 2-0 (26-24, 21-15) to qualify into the semifinals. Blanco/García will aim for their second final of the season, in Managua they finished second place.

The other Central American duo, Criforth Fallas Lobo and Daniel Dyner of Costa Rica will play their first NORCECA Tour semifinal after defeating Marc Lomeli and Daniel Samuelson of the U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-11, 21-15).

USA Satterfiled scoring high cross

Liam Kopp and Arran Chambers of Canada, once again advance into the Tour’s semifinals just like they did in Hato Mayor.  Kopp/Chambers dominated their quarterfinals over Salvadorians David “Pepe” Vargas and Armando Guatemala 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) who earlier defeated Sanatamaria/Jesario of Cayman Islands 2-0 (2-15, 21-10)

Ian Satterfield and Jake Urrutia from the U.S. reached the semifinals after beating Matin Blake and Owayne Lawrence of Jamaica 2-0 (21-9, 21-16) who came from a three-set duel win 2-1 (14-21, 21-17, 15-11) against Isaacs/Wilmott of Bahamas.

Earlier, Blanco/García (GUA) beat Rony Fleridor/Olando Joseph of Haiti 2-0 (21-12, 21-8), while Lomeli/Samuelson (ISV) defeated Seabrookes/Nage de San Kitts and Nevis 2-0 (21-15, 21-16).

Sunday begins with classification matches 5/8, followed the semifinals.