Dominican Republic storm past Argentina
Tijuana, Mexico, October 5, 2013 – The Dominican Republic
stormed past Argentina to capture a straight set victory (25-14,
25-18, 25-16) in a match of Pool A of the FIVB Women’s U23 World
Championship on Saturday night at the Baja California High
The winners held a big margin of 8-3 in the aces category and
also were better in the blocking department with a 7-5
Jeoselyna Rodriguez and Yonkaira Peña topped the offensive
charts of the winners with 15 and 14 points, respectively, while
Brayelin Martinez contributed 10 tallies. Rodriguez registered
four of the eight aces recorded by the Dominican side.
Maria Calvete and Virginia Granado were the main offensive
players of the losing team with 9 and 7 points, respectively.
Brayelin Martinez, Captain
of Dominican Republic:
“We feel good after winning the first match, which is always a
little bit difficult. We played against a good team and the
difference was our defense at the net and in the field.
Antonela Curatola, Captain
It was a difficult debut against a team with the power of
Dominican Republic. Their serves complicated our reception and
we failed too much, especially at the end of the second set
after the score was tied at 18-all.
Marcos Kwiek, Coach of
I am very glad to take this first match out of our way because
the girls were a little anxious after training for a long time.
I think that our serves made things easier for us and helped our
defence, We touched many balls at the net and produced with our