Dominican U20 Team introduced at Press Conference



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 16, 2015 – The third edition of the U20 Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup is set to serve off on Sunday with three matches at Ricardo Arias Pavilion in the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center of Santo Domingo.

The members of the Dominican Republic team were introduced to the media during a press conference held at premises of the FIVB/NORCECA Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic.

The Dominicans will be vying for their first gold medal in the competition after finishing in second place in the two previous events held in Lima, Peru (2011) and Havana, Cuba (2013). The six-team tournament also includes teams hailing from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Nicaragua.

In 2013 at the Coliseum of Ciudad Deportiva in Havana, Mexico won the title’s contest with a 3-1 (25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 25-15) victory over Dominican Republic. Two years earlier in 2011 at Miguel Grau Coliseum in Lima, Peru won the gold medal by defeating the Dominicans also by 3-1 (18-25, 29-27, 25-20, 25-17).

The Chileans arrived early and have been training and playing scrimmage matches for about a week against different Dominican teams.

The tournament will be played under a round-robin format with the top two teams at the end of the phase playing for the gold medal and the next two for the bronze.

The daily action kicks off at 3:00 pm with the next two matches scheduled at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

The matches of Sunday are: Chile vs Costa Rica, Argentina vs Mexico and Dominican Republic vs Nicaragua.