Dominican Republic with perfect record in Pool B
LIMA, Peru, June 20, 2017 – The Dominican Republic cruised to a
straight set victory 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-20) over Cuba to keep
their perfect record in four outings in Pool B of the XVI
Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar at Eduardo Dibos
Coliseum on Tuesday.
One again the Martinez sisters –Brayelin and Jineiry- led the
offensive path for the Dominican squad with 13 and 11 points,
respectively, while the veterans Bethania De la Cuz and Gina
Mambru each contributed 9 points in the victory and Annerys
Vargas added eight.
Heidy Casanova led Cuba with 14 points in the loss.
The Dominicans have a 4-0 win-loss record with the maximum 20
points after winning all their matches in consecutive sets.
Cuba dropped to a 2-2 mark.
In Wednesday’s fifth and final day of action, the Dominicans
meet Peru while Cuba faces Trinidad & Tobago.
Niverka Marte, setter of Dominican Republic: “Our reception has
improved and I have been able to diversify the distribution of
the offensive and having Brayelin and Bethania in our team helps
a lot also.”
Sulian Matienzo, Captain of Cuba: “Dominican Republic is a very
strong team and facing them helps our preparation for the
important match against Trinidad and Tobago.”
Marcos Kwiek, Coach of Dominican Republic: “We were favorites to
win the match but the girls took it very seriously and I am very
glad about that. We had to battle against a very promising young
Cuban team with some very tall players.”
Wilfredo Robinson, Coach of Cuba: “It is always a challenge to
go for the victory, I think my team can give a little bit more
than what they showed today. Our purpose here is to develop our
players and today’s match was important in that process.”