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Canada and USA advance in women’s Central Zone

Heather Bansley of Canada-B dives to keep the Mikasa in play during the match against Mexico
Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, April 19, 2011 – Canada and the United States advanced to the semifinals of the NORCECA Central Zone Phase of the Women’s Continental Cup following victories over Mexico and Dominican Republic respectively on Monday.

Canada will now face Puerto Rico while USA advanced to a battle against Cuba on Tuesday.

Annie Martin and Marie-Andre Lessard of Canada-A had to battle for a 21-16, 16-21, 15-10 victory over Martha Revuelta/Diana Estrada of Mexico-B and then prevailed 20-22, 21-19, 20-18 in a sensational match against Bibi Candelas and Mayra Garcia of Mexico-A.

Candelas/Garcia had defeated Heather Bansley/Liz Maloney of Canada-B 21-15, 21-18 while Bansley/Maloney beat Revuelta/Estrada 21-18, 21-12.

Americans Whitney Pavlik and Jenny Kropp of USA-B downed Gina and Ginette Del Rosario of Dominican Republic-A 21-15, 22-20 and won 21-15, 21-16 against Yudelka Bonilla/Isis Silverio of Dominican Republic-B.
Ashley Ivy and Lisa Rutledge of USA-A defeated Bonilla/Silverio 21-19, 21-17 and won 21-16, 21-15 over Del Rosario

CAN 3, MEX 1
CAN-A d. MEX-B (21-16, 16-21, 15-10)
MEX-A d. CAN-B (21-15, 21-18)
CAN-B d. MEX-B (21-18, 21-12)
CAN-A d. MEX-A (20-22, 21-19, 20-18)

USA 4, DOM 0
USA-B d. DOM-A (21-15, 22-20)
USA-A d. DOM-B (21-19, 21-17)
USA-B d. DOM-B (21-15, 21-16)
USA-A d. DOM-A (21-16, 21-15)

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