2011 Pan Am Games Schedule/Results
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - Nearing the close of the first full week of competition at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Stanford's athletes added four more medals to their haul. Former volleyball standouts Cynthia Barboza, Alix Klineman and Cassidy Lichtman helped the U.S. to victory in the bronze medal game, Mariya Koroleva claimed silver in the synchronized swimming duet competition, Lily Lorentzen earned bronze in the women's squash team competition and Eugene Godsoe took silver in the men's 100-meter butterfly.
The U.S. women were in action in Thursday's semifinal round against Colombia. However, the United States' streak ended there, as Colombia defeated the U.S., 2-1. Lily Lorentzen was forced to retire from her match against Anna Porras in the third set, after having dropped the first two sets 11-2 and 11-4, respectively.
With no bronze medal match in the draw, the U.S. and Mexico each earn the bronze medal for the team competition.
Eugene Godsoe completed a successful Pan Am Games for Stanford's swimmers, capturing the program's fifth medal, and his second of the event with a silver medal-winning effort in the 100-meter butterfly.
Before that, Godsoe had to endure a nervy trek just to qualify for the final. His preliminary time of 54.21, set in the first heat, was fifth-best as the third and final heat got underway. As the swimmers touched the wall, the first three competitors came in under Godsoe's time, pushing him to eighth and the brink of qualifying. However, the fourth swimmer touched at 54.56, and Godsoe slipped into the final by .35 of a second.
In the final, though, Godsoe surged from lane eight, in third position after the first trip down the pool. Over the final 50 meters, Godsoe caught U.S. teammate Christopher Brady but could not overcome Venezuela's Albert Subirats, whose time of 52.37 captured the gold, .30 of a second ahead of Godsoe's 52.67.
Mariya Koroleva, paired with Mary Christene Killman in the women's duet competition, earned the silver Thursday, finishing 5.650 points behind the gold medal-winning Canadian duet of Elise Marcotte and Marie-Pier Boudreau.
Koroleva will go for her second medal of the games Friday as part of the full team competition.
The U.S. rebounded from its semifinal loss to Cuba by downing the Dominican Republic 3-1 (23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19) to claim the bronze medal Thursday.
Barboza was dominant for the U.S. attack, pounding 22 kills, her tournament high, to go with a block. Lichtman produced a fine all-around effort with five kills, five digs and five blocks. Klineman was credited with two attack attempts but both were dug out.
Overall, the trio helped the U.S. to a 4-1 record at the event, and in its four victories only dropped one set.