Dominican Republic conquer their fourth crown in a row at CACG
CORDOBA, Mexico, November 20, 2014 - Dominican Republic claimed
the crown at the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games after
beating Puerto Rico in straight sets 25-19, 25-19 and 25-19.
Dominican Republic won their fourth consecutive gold medal and
increased their historical record to six regional championships,
considering the ones conquered in 1946, 1962, 2002, 2006, 2010
and 2014.The Dominicans’ historical record also includes a
silver medal in 1998 and four bronzes in 1966, 1974, 1978 and
1982, for a total of 11 podiums.
Bethania de la Cruz scored 14 points while Prisilla Rivera 13
and Annerys Vargas 10 for Dominican Republic. Aurea Cruz
registered 17 points and Stephanie Enright 10 for Puerto Rico.
The Dominican team dominated 15-4 in blocks. Aces were tied 2-2.
Puerto Rico surrendered 21 points and Dominican Republic only
“I’m very proud of my team. We did not get the result we wanted.
I’d like that my girls had played with more intensity. Things
didn’t go right tonight. However we must keep on working,” said
José Mieles, coach of Puerto Rico.
“We always had that goal in mind. It was to work hard. This is a
team of hard workers not a team of stars. If you want to get
something, you have to work for that,” Marcos Kwiek, coach of
Dominican Republic said.
“Dominican Republic is always a very competitive team. Very
offensive. We knew that it was going to be tough for all of us.
We are happy with the silver medal, but we must keep on going on
to improve our performance,” Yarimar Rosa, captain of Puerto
“We are very happy for this . We achieved our goal that was to
win this tournament and appreciate all the work done. Closing
with a gold medal after the fifth place at the World
Championship,” Bethania de la Cruz, captain of Dominican