Dominicans 2-0 with comfortable win over Trinidad and Tobago
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, October 9, 2019.- Dominican
Republic 2-0 at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship
after comfortable 3-0 (25-7, 25-13, 25-9) over Trinidad and
Tobago at Roberto Clemente Coliseum of San Juan, Puerto
Dominican Republic, already with a ticket to the NORCECA
final four Olympic qualifier in January, resumes pool B
against United States, already qualified to Tokyo 2020. Pool
winner advances directly into semifinals while second place
The Dominicans overwhelmed Trinidad and Tobago leading in
every skill; attacks (35-15), blocks (6-1) and aces (12-0).
Dominican Republic committed 13 unforced errors and their
Gaila Gonzalez (9pts), Yonkaira Peña (8pts) including 5 aces
and Lisvel Eve (6pts) led Dominican Republic’s hitters,
while Kiune Fletcer (6pts) and Shernice De Four (5pts) led
Trinidad and Tobago.
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Niverka Marte, setter of Dominican Republic: “Happy for
another victory, today we had the chance to rotate all the
team, giving opportunity to everyone to be on court and the
most important thing is enjoy playing. Tomorrow we face
United States, we are not thinking in the result, they are
super good, it’s always a difficult match; we will give all
we have. We will work hard just like we do in every
tournament and try to win the gold”.
Marcos Kwiek, Head coach of Dominican Republic: “This was a
match we knew we could win, we are teams at a different
level of game, of development and at the moment of different
goals. It was a good day to get everyone in rhythm for
what’s ahead in the tournament. Tomorrow will be hard; we
will try to do our best, its one step towards our main goal
of reaching the final”.
Courtney Clifford, libero of Trinidad and Tobago: “This is a
group of young girls that just need the experience in
playing games and we lack consistency. Sometimes you can see
glimpses of really good plays and then we go down in a
little shell, it’s just a matter of experience. We will try
and compete as much as we can every time we hit the court”.