Dominican Republic wins fifth consecutive CACG title

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, July 25, 2018.- Dominican Republic won their fifth consecutive women’s volleyball Central American and Caribbean Games title beating host Colombia 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-19) at the twenty third edition Barranquilla 2018 at Humberto Perea Coliseum.

Dominican Republic continued their winning streak that started in San Salvador in 2002, adding their fifth title in a row and seventh overall. The champions won with undefeated 5-0 record. For Colombia this is the first time ever reaching the Central American and Caribbean Games podium, winning the silver medal with 4-1 record.

With the coliseum at full capacity, Dominicans edged Colombia with their dominant attackers and solid blocking. Colombia’s young players never gave up but Dominican Republic scored on point after point with impressive 45-29 advantage in attacks and a huge 10-3 margin in blocks. Dominicans committed 24 errors and Colombians a total of 24 errors.

With 15 points, wing spiker Brayelin Martinez and opposite Gaila Gonzalez led Dominican Republic, and middle blocker Lisvel Eve collected 10 points. Wing spiker Dayana Segovia topped Colombia with 10 points.