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Curacao’s Tolentino, Savonije reach historic Women Semis

OCHO RIOS, Montego Bay, 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.

In the quarterfinals, Tolentino and Savonje overcame Costa Ricans Angel Williams and Camila Villegas2-0 (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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