Dominican Republic takes seventh place at U20 Pan Am Cup
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 12, 2017.-
Dominican Republic swept Chile 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-12) to take
seventh place at the U20 Women’s Pan American Cup in Gimnasio
Nacional of San Jose, Costa Rica.
Dominican Republic, already qualified to the FIVB World
Championship as NORCECA Champions, had no difficulties in
winning over Chile with enormous advantage of 41-23 in attacks,
14-2 in blocks and 2-1 in aces. Dominicans benefited from 22
opponent errors and limited their own to 18.
Vielka Peralta of Dominican Republic finished with 21 points for
a match-high, including 18 kills and 4 blocks; also joining the
winning cause was Madeline Guillen with 13 points. Amalia
Carvajal and Beatriz Novoa topped Chile with 6 and 5 points
Yakaty Perez, Dominican Republic’s captain:
“We like to finish among the finalists, we came well prepared
for a difficult pool-play round but things didn’t work out for
us; we aren’t happy. Today we performed relaxed and luckily
there were no complications”.
Amalia Carvajal, Chile’s captain:
“It wasn’t a good tournament for Chile; we have a lot of hard
work to do. Today our bench players finished the match and there
wasn’t much to do.
Congratulatiions to Dominican Republic for winning today”.