Team USA held off Greenland 20-18 to earn qualification to the Panamerican Championships later this summer in Argentina. Tonight they will play hosts Puerto Rico, winners over the Dominican Republic, 32-23, in the gold medal match at 1930 EDST. Greenland will play the Dominican Republic at 1730 for bronze and the last ticket to the Panamerican championships.
The match between the U.S. and Greenland was tightly contested throughout with neither team leading by more than a couple goals throughout. The U.S. led 10-9 at the half, but Greenland mounting a comeback in the 2nd half to take the lead. The U.S. fought back with Ashley VanRyn aggressive play on offense to tie the game at 18-18. At which point the U.S. clamped down on defense to close out the game 20-18.
Video (2nd half): Link (Courtesy of Greenland supporter, Boad Moller)
USA Post Game Celebration (USATH Facebook Page): Link
Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on 360 Deportes starting at 1930 EDST: Link