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Dominican women win Gold in AAU International Tournament

ORLANDO, Fla. - The U-20 National Women's Volleyball Team of the Dominican Republic won unbeaten the International Division of the 44th Annual Amateur Athletic Union Championship which ended Sunday at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The Dominican team is preparing to defend the crown at the World Championship of the FIVB International Under-20 Volleyball Federation to be held in Cordoba and Boca del Rio, Mexico from July 14 to 23.

Under the direction of former national player Cristian Cruz, the Dominican combined to win all eight matches in which they participated.

The Dominicans crowned their great work by beating China 2-0 (25-23, 25-8) on Sunday for the top spot in their division and then triumphing 2-1 (24-26, 25-19, 15-6) On Asics Munciana Samurai in a crossed match between champions.

Last Thursday, the Dominicans opened their participation by beating the representatives of Slovenia 2-0 (25-10, 25-17) and then Germany 2-0 (25-9, 25-9).

The next day they defeated Colombia 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) and China 2-0 (25-9, 25-17) and on Saturday won victories over Israel 2-0 (25-8, 25-9) And Colombia Sport Voyager 2-0 (25-14, 25-9).

Coach Cruz was assisted by the Brazilian Alexandre Ceccato and Darío Andisín, and the delegate was Agripina Martinez.

The Dominican side was formed by the following players:

Yanlis Feliz, Pamela Jorge, Hennesys Lalane, Vielka Peralta, Yaneirys Rodríguez, Mesalina Yosil, Geraldine González, Madeline Guillén, Samaret Caraballo, Yocaty Pérez, Lisbeth Rosario and Camila de la Rosa.