World Championships World Tour U23 World Championships U21 World Championships U19 World Championships U17 World Championships Continental Cup World Continental Cup Olympic Qualification 2016 Challengers and Satellites Exhibitions/Country v. Country Archives
Global World Championship World Tour Grand Slams 2016 Major Series World Tour Opens 2016 World Tour Finals Continental events 2016 National Tours
NF Entry Rankings    - Men    - Women FIVB World Tour    - Men    - Women Olympic Ranking    - Men    - Women FIVB Season Ranking    - Men    - Women Entry Rankings    Teams - Men    Teams - Women    Players - Men    Players - Women
Beach Volleyball historyFIVB official Rules of the GamePicture of the Game reportGlossary
BVB InfoPersonal Plus - DancersBeach Volleyball Training Centres
Sports Regulations 2017 Handbook 2016 2016 FIVB Challenge System Regulations Handbook 2016 (Age Group WCHS) Branding Kit  Media Guide 2016 E-Book How to promote a beach volleyball event - Guidelines FIVB Beach Volleyball U21 World Championships 2017
Contact l RSS RSS Facebook Twitter YouTube l Login

USA’s Muno and Sponcil claim ticket to Youth Olympic Games

Suzanne Muno (left) and Sarah Sponcil celebrate with their medals the chance to represent USA at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China next year
Fajardo, Puerto Rico, December 8, 2013 – United States’ Suzanne Muno and Sarah Sponcil edged Canada’s twins Megan and Nicole McNamara in three sets 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 16-14) booking tickets to the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China as winners of the NORCECA Central Zone Girls’ Qualification Tournament on Sunday.

“Winning a spot to the Nanjing Games is awesome,” Sponcil said after the match. “It was a great experience and we liked the environment. I also want to thank NORCECA for organising this tournament.”

“It is the first time we have been in a qualification tournament and we were decided to leave everything on the court,” Sponcil added. “We really never thought about the score.”

In their semifinal match, they had to battle hard to overcome Puerto Rico’s Lina Bernier and Eva Torruella winning 2-0 (29-27, 21-16). The McNamaras defeated Mexico’s Diana Valdez and Stephanie Burnside 21-11, 21-17.

Despite the loss but as runner-ups, the Canadians will have a last chance to qualify for Nanjing at the NORCECA Final Qualification Tournament next March where all the silver and bronze medalists of the four zonal events will compete for two remaining spots at the Games.

In the match for third place and a spot the final confederation’s tournament, Valdez and Burnside edged Bernier and Torruella in three sets 23-21, 13-21, 20-18.

Girls’ Results

Semifinals:  CAN d MEX 2-0 (21-11, 21-17), USA d PUR 2-0 (29-27, 21-16)
Bronze Medal Match: MEX d PUR 2-1 (23-21, 13-21, 20-18)
Gold Medal Match:
USA d CAN 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 16-14)

Final Positions:  1. United States, 2. Canada, 3. Mexico, 4. Puerto Rico.

Download highresolution

| More


Other news