Dominican Republic begin with a win at U18 Continental
TIJUANA, México, August 7 2012 — Dominican Republic began their
participation at the Norceca Women’s U18 Continental
Championship with a win over Trinidad and Tobago in three sets
(25-8, 25-6, 25-5).
Dominican captain Natalia Martinez was the scoring leader with
16 points while Brayelin Martinez and Jineiry Martínez (7 aces),
finished with 12 apiece. For Trinidad and Tobago Reann Young,
Maya Roberts, Tya Jane Ramey and Kaylon Cruikshank, registered 2
“We played against a fighting team with good attack and defense.
We had to keep going. We expect this tournament can help us to
prepare for the Caribbean Cup,” said Trinidadian Young.
For Natalia Martinez the tournament is a special stage after the
U18 unit came out to the court by wearing the uniforms with the
names of the senior team that participated at the Olympic Games
of London 2012.
“We expect to play even much better in the next match, and also
it was a honor to wear this uniforms,” stated Martinez who whore
the number 10 with the last name of Milagros Cabral, who retired
this tuesday, on her back.
“It was difficult. Dominican Republic is a very strong team and
I am sure they can win the cup,” Trinidad and Tobago’s coach Ali
Macsood said. “We arrived with a great expectation, all teams
have focused in our players, and we have prepared them
mentally,” Ariel Sainz emphasized about the Dominican Team.