Curacao’s Tolentino, Savonije reach historic women semis

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, November 16, 2019 - Curacao's Angjeny Tolentino and Leandra Savonije became only the second Caribbean women's team to ever reach the semifinal stage of a NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament on the penultimate day of the tenth and final stop of the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour.

Saturday 16 de November del 2019 21:00 PM

In the quarterfinals, Tolentino and Savonje overcame Costa Ricans Angel Williams and Camila Villegas 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) to join the Trinidad and Tobago duo of Nancy Joseph and Elki Phillip, who accomplished the feat in 2011 in Dominican Republic.

However, Curacao will have a tough task on their hands as they meet Cubans, Yanisleidis Sanchez and Lidiannis Echeverria for a place in the gold medal match after the latter beat United States Virgin Islands-A's Melanie Velanciana and Taylor Nutterfield 2-0 (21-11, 21-15) in their quarterfinal.

The other semifinal will feature favourites, USA-A's Falyn Fonoimoana and Corinne Quiggle, who won the last leg and outplayed Canada-A's Devon May and Darby Dunn 2-0 (21-19, 21-11) in their final-eight encounter versus Nicaraguans Valeria Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez, 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) victors over Guatemalans Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Giron.


Women Results

POOL A: USA-A d ISV-A 2-0 (21-5, 21-6). POOL B: CUB d CAN-A 2-1 (21-14, 18-21, 15-10). POOL C: CUR d NCA 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-12), ISV-B d JAM-B 2-0 (21-11, 21-7). POOL D: GUA d JAM-A 2-0 (21-13, 21-5), CRC d ARU 2-0 (21-19, 21-10)

Quarterfinals: USA-A d CAN-A 2-0 (21-19, 21-11), NCA d GUA 2-0 (21-16, 21-19), CUR d CRC 2-0 (21-19, 21-17), CUB d ISV-A 2-0 (21-11, 21-15).

Losers Quarterfinals: JAM-A d JAM-B 2-0 (21-14, 21-11), ISV-B d ARU 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).


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