VIII Pan-American Women’s Volleyball Cup 2009

  • I don't know why Cuba won't take part of this tournament. If I am not mistaken, they have finished the Pan-Am Cup last year in the 11th position. Probably their bad result in the previous year has obliged them to play a qualification tournament and they might have failed in qualifying for this competition. They might have used their B or C team. This is my guess.


    The teams from America in the 2009 edition of the WGP will be Brazil, USA, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. I believe these four teams will qualify for next year's WGP again.

  • From official site Pan-American:


    USA Volleyball is hosting its first-ever Women’s Pan American Cup,
    which serves as a qualifying event into the 2010 FIVB World Grand Prix.
    The event, which will tentatively have three of the four semifinalists
    from the 2008 Olympic Games, is the largest international volleyball
    event hosted by USA Volleyball in terms of country participation.
    Brazil won the 2008 Olympic Games gold medal by defeating silver
    medalist USA in the title match, while three-time Olympic Games gold
    medalist Cuba finished fourth in the 2008 Olympic Games. All three
    teams are currently ranked in the top four in the current FIVB World
    Rankings.

  • USA volleyball web site is out of date.


    Cuba and Venezuela, teams that were originally scheduled to play in this tournament, decided to withdrawal, and there is not official statement about the reason for this decision.


    I think this is just a political situacion, because we al know the anti-american policy from the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. It is just my personal opinion.


    It's a pity that this happens because , Cuba will not play in this tournament and therefore not being able to qualify for the 2010 World Grand Prix.

  • I don't think it has to do with politics. Maybe they're just too tired for another tournament or they don't have funds for the 2009 Pan Am and/or the 2010 Grand Prix. I reckon they'd rather stay home. I think it's going to be a bad mistake skipping the Grand Prix next year. Not when they need tournament experience more than ever. Most of the players are new to the 1st 6 spots, except for Carillo, and Santos.

  • I don't think it has to do with politics. Maybe they're just too tired for another tournament or they don't have funds for the 2009 Pan Am and/or the 2010 Grand Prix. I reckon they'd rather stay home. I think it's going to be a bad mistake skipping the Grand Prix next year. Not when they need tournament experience more than ever. Most of the players are new to the 1st 6 spots, except for Carillo, and Santos.


    it is ALL politics... Cuban sportsmen usually dont participate in the tournaments on US soil, the risk of Cubans running away is extremely high there..

  • Pool A
    CRC=Costa Rica
    GUA=Guatemala
    MEX=Mexico
    PER=Peru
    PUR=Puerto Rico
    USA=United States


    Pool B
    ARG=Argentina
    BRA=Brazil
    CAN=Canada
    DOM=Dominican Republic
    TRI=Trinidad & Tobago


    Results


    1st round - Friday (26/6)


    PUR 3 - 0 GUA (25-09, 25-15, 25-18 )
    PER 3 - 0 MEX (25-13, 25-15, 25-10)
    DOM 3 - 1 ARG (24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 27-25)
    USA 3 - 0 CRC (25-07, 25-06, 25-16)
    BRA 3 - 0 CAN (25-11, 25-12, 25-13)


    2nd round - Saturday (27/6)


    CRC 0 - 3 PER (14-25, 10-25, 11-25)
    MEX 0 - 3 PUR (18-25, 15-25, 21-25)
    ARG 3 - 1 TRI (25-06, 25-15, 25-08 )
    GUA 0 - 3 USA (07-25, 12-25, 07-25)
    CAN 1 - 3 DOM (25-23, 17-25, 21-25, 21-25)


    3rd round - Sunday (28/6)
    CRC 3 - 0 GUA (25-16, 25-17, 25-21)
    PUR 3 - 0 PER (25-17, 25-19, 25-23)
    TRI 0 - 3 DOM (06-25, 07-25, 14-25)
    BRA 3 - 1 ARG (26-24, 18-25, 25-13, 25-18 )
    USA 3 - 0 MEX (25-19, 25-14, 25-11)


    4th round - Monday (29/6)
    MEX 3 - 0 GUA (25-23, 25-12, 25-21)
    PUR 2 - 0 CRC (25-21, 25-18, 23-11)
    TRI 0 - 3 BRA (11-25, 14-25, 09-25)
    PER 0 - 3 USA (22-25, 21-25, 24-26)
    ARG 3 - 1 CAN (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-17)


    5th round - Tuesday (30/6)
    GUA 0 - 3 PER (09-25, 15-25, 13-25)
    MEX 0 - 3 CRC (23-25, 22-25, 22-25)
    CAN 3 - 0 TRI (25-21, 25-10, 25-23)
    USA 3 - 1 PUR (25-15, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23)
    BRA 2 - 3 DOM (23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 13-15)


    USA (1st of group A) and DOM (1st of group B) automatically qualified for the semifinals


    6th round - QUARTERFINALS (02/07)


    BRA 3 - 0 PER (25-11, 25-19, 25-14)
    PUR 3 - 1 ARG (25-18, 17-25, 25-19, 25-19)


    7th round - SEMIFINALS (03/07)


    DOM 3 - 2 PUR (34-36, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-10)
    USA 1 - 3 BRA (25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 14-25)


    8th round - FINALS (04/07)


    Bronze Medal Match
    USA 1 - 3 PUR (22-25, 25-20, 21-25, 20-25)


    Gold Medal Match
    DOM 0 - 3 BRA (25-18, 25-20, 25-14)


    Final Ranking:


    1. BRAZIL :thumbsup:
    2. Dominican Republic
    3. Puerto Rico
    4. United States of America


    These teams are qualified for the 2010 World Grand Prix

  • Argentina almost upset the whole world last night with an excellent performance in the first two sets.


    The first Argentina was ahead 24-22, but they let brazilians to recover and win 26-24.
    Then the second set Argentina built a fair advantage of 4-5 points, and could hold the pressure from the Olympic champions.
    The third and fourth sets, the brazilian block worked almost perfectly to help them win the game.


    see the comments from the norceca website: http://www.norceca.org/June_28…road%20to%20Argentina.htm


    the game statistics here: http://assets.teamusa.org/asse…787/062809BRAARGStats.pdf


    About Argentina, they are building a very interesting and young team that may be a nice surprise in the few next years.


    Last year in the VII Panam Cup they reach the third place, and was the only team to beat the Dominicans wich at the end ended up being the champions.


    Then in the Final four tournament played in Brazil (Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Rep, and Argentina), Argentina upset the cuban team 3-1 in the game for the third place.


    The real goal for Argentinians this year is to qualify for the WCH2010. The tournament will be held in Brazil in four weeks. Only two spots were given to South America. :huh:

  • And Brazil keeps on rolling...


    Carol Gattaz always amazes with her blocks. 6 blocks in one match against Trinidad & Tobago


    Starting lineup:
    Ana Tiemi, Joycinha, Regiane, Sass, Carol Gattaz, Adenízia and Líbero Camila Brait

  • DAY 4


    GROUP A


    USA 3x0 PERU (25-22, 25-21, 26-24)
    MEX 3x0 GUA (25-23, 25-12, 25-21)
    PUR 3x0 CRC (25-21, 25-18, 25-11)


    GROUP B


    ARG 3x1 CAN (25-16, 25-22, 23-25, 25-17)
    BRA 3x0 TRI (25-11, 25-14, 25-9)


    the winner of today's games (USA x PUR and BRA x DOM) will decide who goes to semifinals


    the loser of those games will play the quaterfinals against PER and ARG.


    highlights of last night game between USA and Peru here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opwKaJDh91Q

  • First defeat of Brazil since....oh forgot the last time they lost! 8o
    In a battle of undefeated teams:


    Pool A - USA (4-0) vs PUERTO RICO (4-0) - 3:1 (25-15,25-20,24-26,25-23)


    USA starters: Arruda (10 pts), Richards (18 pts), Larson (18 pts), Metcalf (17 pts), Harmotto (5 pts), Spicer (2 pts), Da vis


    PR starters: Mojica (2 pts), Alvarez (15 pts), Rosa (10 pts), Cruz (21 pts), Oquendo (2 pts), Ocasio (6 pts),




    Pool B - Brazil (4-0) vs DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (4-0) - 3:2 (25-23,18-25,19-25,25-23,15-13)


    Brazil's starters: Fabiana(6 pts), Thaisa(17 pts), Mari(11 pts), Sheilla(17 pts), Sassa(12 pts), Dani Lins(2 pts), Fabi


    Natalia subbed in at 1st, 3rd and 4th set with 8 pts.


    DR's starters: Annerys Vargas (9 pts), Elisa Eva Mejia (8 pts), Milagros Cabral (12 pts), Karla Echenique (3 pts), Prisilla Rivera (13 points), Bethania Dela Cruz (26 points)

    "[size=8]It's years and years of work and sacrifice and dedication. Along with a lot of these girls, we've sweat and we've bled and we've cried together in past Olympics. It just brought tears to my eyes, & I'm more than thrilled. This will be forever." -LOGAN MAILE LEI TOM (Silver Medallist - 2008 Beijing & 2012 London Olympic Games, 2011 World Cup runner up, 2003 & 2007 World Cup 3rd place, 2002 World Champs runner up, 4-time World GrandPrix Champs)

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  • Bethania Dela Cruz

    Bethania Dela Cruz :this woman is a miracle. She should be recorded in history for few who can be credited as a heroine to the victory over Brazil. :lol:


    Back to statistics it seems that Brazil's loss could be partly due to Fabiana's low score and where carol gattaz was? :what: