Dominican Republic remains unbeaten winning to Trinidad and Tobago

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, August 27, 2021. - Dominican Republic downed Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-5, 25-17, 25-12) in their second win at the Women’s NORCECA Continental Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Defending champions Dominican Republic remained unbeaten in pool B with an easy victory over Trinidad and Tobago, on overwhelming 44-12 advantage in attacks and 11-2 in serves, while scoring on 75 opponent errors and giving away 17 points. Both teams scored 3 points on blocks.


Outside hitter Bethania De La Cruz led Dominican Republic with 11 points on 7 kills, 2 blocks and 2 aces, completing the first two sets; entering from the bench in the second set, outside hitter Madeline Guillen scored 10 points.


Opposite hitter Krystle Esdelle led Trinidad and Tobago with 5 points, followed by outside hitter Darlene Ramdin and middle blocker Rejeanne Wallace with 4 points each.


Dominican Republic (2-0) concludes pool-play against Mexico; Trinidad and Tobago (0-2) faces Costa Rica (0-1).


Prisilla Rivera, Captain of Dominican Republic: “Each day has its purpose, the team has many young players and they’ve had the opportunity to develop which I find positive in these two first matches. Now we must think of tomorrow, focus on our side, follow instructions and then think about the others”.


Marcos Kwiek, Coach of Dominican Republic: “These matches have given us the opportunity for our young players to get into rhythm and for them to feel the weight of using their countries uniform; they must assume the responsibility and their role during the game, it’s important for them to be ready whenever we need them. Tomorrow is totally different, we must study Mexico and work hard”.


Estos juegos nos dan la oportunidad de que las más jóvenes entren en ritmo y que sientan el peso de portar la camisa de su país, asumir responsabilidad y su rol durante el juego, es importante para que estén listas cuando las necesitemos. Mañana será un juego totalmente diferente, tendremos que estudiar a México y trabajar”.