Mexican women, Puerto Rican men claim gold in Team event at CAC Games


    2014 CAC Games

    2014CACGTeamMexicoWomen.jpgThe women from the host country Mexico (pictured left) and the men from Puerto Rico claimed the prestigious Team gold medals in the Central American & Caribbean Games Wednesday at Bolerama in Veracruz, Mexico.

    Trailing Venezuela by 23 pins after the first three-game block, Adriana Ortega, Lilia Robles, Aseret Zetter, Iliana Lomeli and Sandra Góngora pulled ahead with games of 1118, 1010 and 1089 to cruise to the title with 6250 total and an average of 208.33.

    Robles and Zetter led the team with 1339 and 1330, respectively, followed by Góngora (1289) and Lomeli (1253) while Ortega added 1039.

    Venezuela's Patricia De Faria, Ingellimar Contreras, Esther Alvarez, Karen and Alicia Marcano finished 126 pins behind the Mexicans with 6124 (204.13) to earn the silver medal.

    Bronze wen to the quintet from Colombia. Anggie Ramirez, Paola Gomez, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Rocio Restrepo and Clara Juliana Guerrero closed with 1135, the highest game of the event, to finish with 6096 (203.20), just 28 pins behind the Venezuelans.

    Singles gold medalist Kamilah Dammers rolled the highest six-game series of the day with 1365, an average of 227.50, but finished in 12th and last place as the team from Aruba consists of only three players.

    Jose Diaz, Francisco Perez, Francisco Colon, Israel Hernandez and Cristian Azcona of Puerto Rico led the men's field after the first block by 129 pins over Colombia with Venezuela in third and Mexico fourth, 155 and 162 pins off the pace for the gold medal, respectively.

    The Puerto Ricans closed out their six games with 1111, 1061 and 1085 to maintain a slim 5-pin lead over Venezuela to claim the gold medal with 6605 and an average of 220.17.

    Eddy Fuentes, Giorgio Clinaz, Gonzalo Gonzalez, Ildemaro Ruiz and PBA Hall of Famer Amleto Monacelli narrowed the gap with games of 1160, 1074 and 1173 but had to settle for the silver medal with 6600 and an average of 200.00.

    Marco Martìnez, Humberto Vázquez, Ricardo Lecuona, Mario Quintero and Alejandro Cruz of Mexico were further 52 pins behind in third place with 6548 (218.27). The Mexican team, which has medaled in each of the four events so far, leads the medal tally with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

    Colombia with Oscar Rodriguez, Leonardo Sanchez, Jaime Gonzalez, Manuel Otalora and Andres Gomez slipped to fourth place with 6502 (216.73).

    James Stanley, David Villalobos, Rodolfo Madriz, Marco Moretti and Alejandro Reyna of Costa Rica had a sub-par start into the event (2943/196.20 ave.) but closed out strong with 1081, 1221, the highest game of the day, and 1191 for the field-best 3493 block (232.87 ave.) to end up in fifth place with 6436 total.

    Competition commences Thursday with the women's and men's Doubles event.

    2014CACGLogo.jpgThe 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games will be held from November 14-30 in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

    60 men and 58 women from 12 countries - Aruba, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Virgin Islands participate in the bowling competition at Bolerama Veracruz a.k.a. Bolerama U.D Leyes de Reforma in Boca del Rio. The city is part of the metropolitan area of the city of Veracruz.

    The bowling competition features five disciplines: Singles, Teams of Five, Doubles, Trios and Masters.


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