* A capsule look at yesterday's events.
MEDAL COUNT (TOP 10) . . . . . . . . . G. . . .S. . .B. . .Tot
States. . . 115. . .112. . 80. . .307
Cuba. . . . . . 118. . . 59. . 57. . .234
Canada. . . . . 17. . . .36. . 48. . .101
Mexico. . . . . 14. . . .19. . 34. . . 67
Brazil. . . . . 18. . . .15. . 32. . . 65
Argentina. . . . 8. . . .14. . 25. . . 47
Colombia. . . . 4. . . .13. . 18. . . 35
Venezuela. . . . 3. . . .11. ..17. . . 31
Puerto Rico. . . 2. . . ..4. . .7. . . 13
Domin. Rep . . . 0. . . ..5. . .4. . . .9
* In order for the United States to avenge its only loss in the tournament, a 3-2 defeat to Cuba, it will have to beat a strong-hitting Puerto Rican team riding a three-game winning streak in today's semifinal.
The Americans, who finished the round-robin tournament with a 7-1 record, beat Puerto Rico, 10-3, last Saturday.
Cuba, which finished at 8-0, will play the Dominican Republic today in the other semifinal.
First baseman Dan Melendez of Pepperdine, who has hit three home runs in the tournament, said the experience of several close games in the round-robin will benefit the Americans in the medals round.
"We came out a little bit lackadaisical when we had second place clinched," Melendez said. "But it taught us we have to come out and play our best ball all the time or we'll be in a close game. And we don't want that."
6* The gold medal game is tomorrow night.
FIELD HOCKEY * After losing its bid for the 1992 Olympics, the U.S. men's field hockey team, dominated Barbados, 7-1, to win the bronze medal.
But in a defeat by Canada on Wednesday, the Americans were virtually knocked out of contention for a berth in the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
The Americans have one last chance to qualify for the Olympics at a tournament in New Zealand in October, but it is doubtful that the United States will be able to prepare and send a full team to that tournament.
ROLLER SKATING * Dante Muse of West Des Moines, Iowa, won the men's meter race by less than a second over Guillermo Trinaroli of Argentina.
In women's races, Maria Richardson of Argentina took the women's 1,500, edging Dani Lewis of Lacey, Wash.
The 10,000 winner was Rosa Sastre, who led a medals sweep by Argentina.
* The U.S. men came from behind to beat Argentina, 9-15, 15-13, 15-11, 15-12 and advance to the medals round. The Americans' record is 3-2.
Canada earned its first win in men's play and dropped Puerto Rico to its fifth consecutive loss with a 15-7, 16-14, 11-15, 15-13 decision.
In women's play, Brazil blanked Argentina, 15-7, 15-1, 15-2, qualifying for the medals round and handing the Argentines their fifth straight defeat in women's play.