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Women Earn Silver and Bronze at Final NORCECA Beach Event of 2016

The 2016 NORCECA season finale in Trinidad & Tobago witnessed outstanding performances by U.S. women’s teams. Summer Ross and Kimberly DiCello won a silver medal, while Brooke Sweat and Emily Day secured a bronze medal after defeating Cuba in their final match.

Impressive Performance by the Women’s Teams

From the beginning, the top-seeded Ross/DiCello dominated their pool matches with a remarkable 3-0 start. They even defeated the tournament winners, Jamie Broder/Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada. In the quarterfinals, they triumphed over a local team in straight sets, and then faced a tough challenge in a thrilling three-set semi-final against Sweat/Day. In the end, Ross and DiCello fell just short of victory in the final against the Canadians.

Sweat and Day showcased their skills by going 2-0 on the first day of the tournament. Although they suffered a loss in their final pool match against Cuba, they bounced back with a quarterfinal win against Canada. In a nail-biting bronze medal match, they overcame Yanisleidis Sanchez/Lidiannis Echeverria of Cuba in an intense three-set battle.

Men’s Teams Fall Short

The U.S. men’s teams, Theo Brunner and Billy Allen, as well as Stafford Slick and Mark Burik, did not make it to the podium. Brunner/Allen finished fourth, while Slick/Burik secured fifth place. Despite strong performances and a perfect 4-0 record in pool play, Brunner/Allen were defeated in the semi-finals by Canada’s Sam Pedlow/Sam Schachter. Slick/Burik also suffered a loss to Pedlow/Schachter in the quarterfinals but managed to secure fifth place overall.

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Overall Success for American Women

In retrospect, American women had an impressive year, earning a total of 19 NORCECA medals, including seven gold, four silver, and eight bronze. The men’s teams earned 14 medals, with four gold, three silver, and seven bronze.

Summary

The 2016 NORCECA season finale in Trinidad & Tobago witnessed remarkable performances by U.S. women’s teams. Summer Ross and Kimberly DiCello secured a silver medal, while Brooke Sweat and Emily Day earned a bronze medal. Despite not making it to the podium, the U.S. men’s teams showcased their talent and determination throughout the tournament. American women had a successful year, earning a total of 19 NORCECA medals, while the men’s teams secured 14 medals. The 2016 season finale showcased the tremendous skill and competitiveness of beach volleyball athletes across North and Central America. To stay updated on the latest beach volleyball news, visit Alpinetgheep.com.