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
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.