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January 6th, 2019

Dominicans sweep Caribbean Series

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 6, 2019 – The Dominican Republic swept Puerto Rico as winner of the three matches of the Women’s Volleyball Caribbean Series disputed at Roberto Clemente Coliseum of Hato Rey from January 4 to 6. After winning 3-1 and 3-0 the first two matches of the inaugural competition, the Dominicans came back on Sunday looking for the sweep and they did it winning by scores of 3-0 (25-21, 25-18, 28-26). Prisilla Rivera was the top scorer for the Dominican side with 13 points, followed by Bethania de la Cruz and Brayelin Martínez each with 12 points. Candida Arias chipped in with 8 points while Annerys Vargas added 6 in the victory. Paulina Prieto had a match-high 15 points for Puerto Rico while Pilar Victoriá added 12 in the losing effort. The match was pretty evened as the Dominicans led by slight margin the scoring categories 46-42 in attacks, 6-5 in blocks and 5-2 in aces. They also made fewer errors 16-21.

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January 5th, 2019

Bethania y Brayelin guian triunfo Dominicana sobre Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Bethania de la Cruz scored 23 points and Brayelin Martinez added 18 as the Dominican Republic team beat Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-19) in the continuation of the Caribbean Volleyball Women's Series on Saturday night at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum of Hato Rey. It was the second victory in as many outings for the Dominican team in the inaugural event. They had won on Friday 3-1 (19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-16) with 24 points from the star player Bethania, captain of the team. De la Cruz had 3 blocks and two service aces and Martinez finished with three blocks and a direct service. Pilar Victoriá and Karina Ocasio were the best scorers for Puerto Rico with 12 and 10 points, respectively. The winners had a 42-30 advantage in attacks, while the hosts were superior in blocks 12-10 and service aces 5-3. The Caribbean Series concludes tomorrow Sunday with the third match of the competition starting at 8 o'clock at night. The event is being broadcast by WAPA TV and in the Dominican Republic through the Colimdo TV internet channel of the Dominican Olympic Committee.  More  Español 

January 4th, 2019

Bethania scores 24 in Dominican win over Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 4, 2019 - Bethania De la Cruz scored 24 points in the Dominican Republic victory over Puerto Rico in four sets to start the Caribbean Women's Volleyball Series at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum on Friday. The scores were 19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-16. Puerto Rico dominated the first set, but could not maintain its pace in the following episodes. De la Cruz was supported on the offensive by Brayelin Martínez with 12 and Prisilla Rivera 10. For Puerto Rico, Pilar Victoriá scored 11, Sarai Alvarez had 0 and Karina Ocasio, Paulina Prieto and Neira Ortiz each finished with 8. "I'm happy with the result, I have players who were not on the international court since October and they fit the game very well. I hope the level goes up for tomorrow,"said Marcos Kwiek, leader of the Dominican Republic. For his part, José Mieles explained that after playing well the first set the group could not complete the offensive, "They established their game and we could not maintain the offensive and defensive rhythm". More  Español 

January 4th, 2019

Dominicans win friendly match against Toa Baja 

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 4, 2019 – The Dominican Republic National Team defeated the Llaneras of Toa Baja in a exhibition match ahead of the Women’s Volleyball Caribbean Series starting on Friday at Roberto Clemente Coliseum. The Dominicans won by scores of 25-20, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22 behind the offensive output of Gaila Gonzalez, Prisilla Rivera and Bethania de la Cruz who had 12, 10 and 9 points, respectively. Genesis Collazo had a match-high 17 points for Toa Baja while Kanisha Jimenez and Dulce Tellez finished with 13 and 8 points, respectively. The first edition of the Caribbean Series will be played between Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and it is planned to be contested on the early days of January of each year. The idea is to expand it to four teams in the future, said Cristobal Marte, president of NORCECA. Before the exhibition match, the Consul of the Dominican Republic in Puerto Rico, Franklin Grullon welcomed the “Reinas del Caribe” and presented the team with a Dominican flag.  More  Español 

January 3rd, 2019

Puerto Rico announces his team for Qualifier and Caribbean Series

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 3, 2019 – Puerto Rican national coach Jose Mieles announced the 14 players of the team that will play in both the Qualification Tournament to the Pan American Games and the Caribbean Series. “I will repeat 12 of the players in both matches and will rotate one setter and one libero between the tournament and the series,” explained Mieles. The 12 players competing in both events are the captain Natalia Valentin, Shara Venegas, Neira Ortiz, Diana Reyes, Ana Sofía Jusino, Paola Rojas, Karina Ocasio, Legna Hernández, Julymar Otero, Pilar Marie Victoriá, Paulina Prieto and Sarai Álvarez. Mieles said that for the qualifier he will be using the prospect setter Wilmarie Rivera and the libero Valeria Leon while for the Caribbean Series will use Raymariely Santos (setter) and Adriana Viña (líbero). Puerto Rico opens its participation in the qualifier on Friday January 4 facing Nicaragua, then meets Nicaragua on Saturday 5 and on Sunday 6 will play against Trinidad & Tobago. More  Español 

December 10th, 2018

Dominicans announce training group for Caribbean Series

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, December 10, 2018 – The Female National Volleyball Program of the Dominican Republic announced the group of players called to a training camp to select the 14 players that will see action in the first edition of the Caribbean Series to take place from January 4 to 6. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the national program, confirmed that the selection of his country will include a great part of the team that participated in the FIVB World Championship last October.“We have summoned a training team with almost all the players active in the foreign leagues and will take 14 players mostly the ones that were active during the world championship,” Marte Hoffiz said. The Dominican training group is led by the Captain Bethania De la Cruz and includes the veterans Annerys Vargas, Prisilla Rivera, Candida Arias, Niverka Marte, Lisvel Eve, Camil Dominguez, Gina Mambru, Brayelin Martínez, Gaila Gonzalez and Marifranchi Rodriguez.  More  Español