PANAM Games: USA Women fall to Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic stages a big second half comeback for a 33-26 victory over the USA

Commentary:  I did not have the opportunity to see any of this afternoon match, but the key numbers are simple:

Halftime Score:  USA 16, Dominican Republic 11
Final Score: USA 26, Dominican Republic 33

Based on what I saw in the first USA match Saturday against Brazil, I can only surmise that a lack of conditioning and depth played a major role in the final outcome of this match.

The loss eliminates the USA from the semifinals.  They will have one more shot at main round redemption on Wednesday when they take on Uruguay.  A victory over Uruguay will place them 3rd in the group and will give them an easier cross-over match in the consolation bracket.

USA Federation Summary:

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