Dominican Republic crowned in Baja California
TIJUANA, Mexico, March 10 2013.— Dominican Republic won the gold
medal of Baja California International Volleyball Cup in its
third attempt by brushing side Baja California U-20 Team 2-0
(25-15, 25-18) on Sunday.
Argentina and Mexico had won the previous edition of the Junior
and Youth tournament in 2011 and 2012.
Brayelin Martinez topped the winners with 15 points, while
Seomara Sainz was the best for the defeated side with 8.
Dominican libero Winifer Fernandez was named the Most Valuable
Player of the competition.
Mexico finished in third place and took the bronze medal by
winning against the Baja California U-18 squad 2-0 (25-18,
25-15). Alejandra Isiordia tallied 16 points for Mexico and
Fernanda Banuelos finished with 10.
“We had a good organized tournament and the chance to train
here,” said Brazilian Wagner Pacheco, coach of Dominican
Republic. “We faced good rivals, had our ups and downs, but this
helped us to experiment some variations to prepare for the U-20
Pan Am Cup in Cuba and also the World Championship.”
“We don´t like to lose, but the final balance of this
competition was totally positive if you consider that we reached
the final with a team of Baja California, said Argentinean coach
of Mexico, Estanislao Vachino.