Brayelin Martínez, records double digit in victory against
TIJUANA, México, Agosto 10, 2012. — Brayelin Martínez scored a
total of 27 puntos in the victory of Dominican Republic against
México in the semifinals. The Dominicans won in 3 sets (25-22,
25-22, 25- 2) and qualified to the final to play for the gold
medal against USA.
Along with Martínez, Gaila Ceneida González was one of the
scoring leaders on the Dominican side with 17 points and four
aces, while captain Natalia Martínez, registered 10.
México’s top scorers were Fernanda Guitrón and Diana Valdez.
Guitrón finished with 10 points and Valdez with 11. Mexican
captain, Ivonne Martínez, converted four aces. “I feel happy
because we played together. We worked very well in defense and
attack. We kept calm and knew we could make it,” said Brayelin
“We know that we are going to face a very good and tall team
like USA, if God helps us we can win tomorrow and go for the
first place,” Dominican captain Natalia Martinez indicated.
For Mexico, captain Ivonne Martínez, registered four aces. “We
came out with a good attitude and much Desire. We could not win,
but now we are focused in the match against Puerto Rico, the
most important for us.”
Mexico’s head coach Estanislao Vachino said about Mexico: “We
played two sets very good but in the end we made mistakes. We
lost some ball, and even though we had a good experienced player
like Jocelyn Urias, she could not focus on the game.”
Dspite this situation “the girls showed courage in the first two
sets if we played like that and improve a little, we can win and
qualify,” Vachino added.
Dominican head coach Ariel Sainz, stated: “This was a very
interesting match, México had a good tactical plan from the
beginning with a serve strategy. We had to play with the ball
separately from the net but the third set was easier for us to
go on and play our best”.