USA, Canada and Mexico advance to Women’s Quarterfinals in Managua

PASEO XOLOTLAN, Managua, Nicaragua, October 7 2022.- United States, Canada and Mexico advanced to the quarterfinal round of the women’s tournament at the V NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour that started in Managua.

The tour started this Friday with 12 pairs form nine countries, divided in four pools of 3 teams.

Canadians Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex Bélanger, winners of the silver medal of the fourth stage of the event, led pool B and qualified to quarterfinals, where they wait for the winners from between Sofía Velásquez/Yvonne Soler, of El Salvador and Angel Williams/Kianny Araya, of Costa Rica.

In pool B, Mexican Abril Flores/Esperanza Albarrán, qualified first beating Velásquez/Soler of ESA. In pool C, the Americans Katie Lindstrom/Teegan Van Gunst sealed their ticket to quarters over Williams/Araya of Costa Rica, and will face Nicaraguan pair Lolette Rodríguez/Socorro López.

In pool D, Devin Corah/Adriel Goodman of Canada advanced to quarterfinals beating Smith/Kelly of Jamaica. The winner between Guatemala with Natalia Giron/Laura Quiñonez and Phylecia Armstrong/Suraya Chase of Jamaica, will face Canada in the next round.

Canadians Marie-Alex Belanger and Amanda Harnett

Round of 12 matches that grants a ticket to quarters on Saturday:

Silva /Salazar NCA -Smith/Kelly JAM 9:00 a.m.

Girón/Quiñonez GUA – Armstrong/Chase TTO 9:45 am.

Velásquez/Soler ESA- Williams/Quezada CRC 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Results Friday

ESA (Velásquez/Soler) 2-0 TTO (Forfeit)

NCA (Silva- Salazar) 2-0 a ISV (Forfeit)

USA (Lindstrom/Van Gunst) 2-0 (21-9, 21-18) a CRC (Williams/Araya)

CAN (Corah/Goodman) 2-0 (21-6, 21-14) JAM (Smith/Kelly)

MEX (Flores/Albarran) 2-0 (21-11, 21-10) ESA (Velásquez/Soler)

CAN (Harnett/Belanger) 2-0 (21-5, 21-8) NCA (Silva/Salazar)

USA (Lindstrom/Van Gunst) 2-0 (21-8, 21-13) GUA Girón/Quiñonez

CAN (Corah/Goodman) 2-1 (13-21, 21-12, 15-11) NCA López/Rodríguez