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Day 3 summary from the XIth U.A.N.A. Pan American Junior Women's Championships

 

Game #15 PUR 7 VEN 9

Venezuela, with a strong centre post game and opportunistic outside shooting, beat Puerto Rico in the first game of the morning session. Puerto Rico wasn’t as fortunate with their extra man situation, having 12 opportunities and not scoring any of them. On the other hand, Venezuela missed two penalties and several counter attacks.

The first half ended tied at 4, but Venezuela opened a 8-4 lead that never relinquished. Soleylyn Martinez (#8) for Venezuela was the highest scorer for the game with four goals, most of them from the centre post. Francisraquel del Valle was the high scorer for Puerto Rico with three goals. Venezuela plays USA and Puerto Rico battles Mexico in tomorrow’s round.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
PUR 1 3 0 3 7
VEN 3 1 2 3 9

Referees:  Borut CERNIC (CAN) and Guillermo GRGICEVIC (ARG)
UANA Delegate:  Jim CULLINGHAM

Game #17 USA 14 BRA 10

Brazil and United States had a good start of the game, tying the first quarter at 4 and going to the half with USA ahead 6-5. It was in the third quarter that USA opened the game up by scoring six goals and taking a commanding lead that they never relinquished.

Brazil had plenty opportunities on extra man situation but couldn’t capitalize. USA was more aggressive on their defense and on the extra man, which helped them get a victory. Emily Donohue was the top scorer for USA with goals, and Mirela Coutinho was tot scorer for the game and Brazil with 6 goals.  Brazil will play another tough game tomorrow against Canada and USA will play Venezuela.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
USA 4 1 6 3 14
BRA 4 2 2 2 10

Referees:  Jose CARDENAS (COL) and Wilmer POZO (PER)
UANA Delegate:  Rick VALOUCHE

Game #8 MEX 7 CAN 25

Canada’s strength both from the centre post and the outside shooting was too much for the Mexican team to counter attack. Canada scored at will from the start of the game. Mexico relied on penalties and extra man situations to score their goals.

Canada’s depth has proven so far to be a strength of the team. They have had all the players get playing time and kept the same level of play during the whole game. This will help them tomorrow when they play Brazil, a game that will decide the first three positions in the women’s round robin tournament.  Mexico will play Puerto Rico, a game which will decide positions 4-6.

  1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Final
MEX 2 2 1 2 7
CAN 7 6 5 7 25

Referees:  Humberto NAVARRO (USA) and Natacha FLORESTANO (BRA)
UANA Delegate:  Guillermo PACHECO