As expected, both Brazil and Argentina advanced to the semifinal of the 2009 PATHF Women’s Championships without losing a match. In Group A, Argentina beat the Dominican Republic 24-17 and Uruguay 29-21 to advance. The scoreline in these two matches were important, however, as the Dominican Republic and Uruguay had played to a 21-21 draw on the first match day. With 2nd place in Group A coming down to whoever lost by less to Argentina, the Dominican Republic edged Uruguay by a 1 goal, losing by 7 to Uruguay’s 8 goal loss.
In Group B, Brazil has been totally dominant, winning all 3 of their matches by an average of 21 goals. The battle for 2nd place was won by host, Chile, who won their key matches against Paraguay, 34-30 and Mexico, 27-19.
Brazil will face the Dominican Republic in the first semifinal today and Argentina will take on host Chile in the 2nd. The top 3 teams in the tournament will qualify for the 2009 Women’s World Championships in China later this month.