Oct. 20, 2011
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Action continued Wednesday at the 2011 Pan Am Games, as women's squash, synchronized swimming and women's volleyball all headed towards the nmedal rounds.
Lily Lorentzen and the U.S. women's team captured its second win in Pool A competition with a 2-1 decision over Argentina.
Lorentzen did her part in the win, defeating Argentina's Fernanda Rocha 3-1 (11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 13-11).
Stanford's quartet of Morgan Fuller '12, Megan Hansley '13, Maria Koroleva '12 and Michelle Moore '11 participated in the preliminary team technical routine competition Wednesday, helping the U.S. into second place ahead of Friday's finals.
The U.S., which earned a score of 89.750, will enter the finals 5.125 points behind Canada.
The gold medal hopes of the U.S. women's volleyball team were dashed Wednesday as Cuba captured a 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 25-27, 25-21) victory over the Americans in the semifinals.
The Stanford trio of Cynthia Barboza, Alix Klineman and Cassidy Lichtman were the top three performers for the U.S. Wednesday. Barboza led the way with 14 kills and three digs, while Klineman put down nine kills, made a block and served up a pair of aces. Lichtman had five kills and two aces in the match.
The U.S. will play for the bronze medal Thursday, taking on the Dominican Republic at 4 p.m. PT.