TRINIDAD and Tobago were no match for the mighty Brazilians when the Women's Pan American Volleyball Cup continued on Saturday in Mexico.
The South Americans, the second most successful nation in the history of the tournament with three titles from the ten previous editions, cruised past the four-time Caribbean champions 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 in just an hour.
T&T were always rank outsiders to reach the knockout stage of the tournament, and now the task is virtually impossible after losing both fixtures following their victory over Mexico when the tournament served off on Thursday.
This country's girls will conclude their round robin campaign in Group B tonight against Peru after tackling Costa Rica yesterday.
The Costa Ricans also went into this encounter with victory only over the hosts after they were outclassed 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 by Peru on Saturday night. And in the other match in the group, Argentina joined the Peruvians on two wins when they cruised past the Mexicans 25-15, 25-19, 25-21.
In Group A action, four-time champs Cuba halted the United States 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, 25-19 for their third triumph in as many matches. Dominican Republic, champs in two of the last four editions of the tournament, also remained unbeaten with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 triumph over Puerto Rico, while Canada rebounded after losing their first two fixtures to roll over Colombia 25-12, 25-19, 25-13.
The group winners will go straight into Thursday night's semifinals, while the runners-up and third-placed teams in each group will contest quarterfinals the night before.
The champs will be crowned on Friday night.