dominated Nicaragua and go to semifinals
HAVANA, Cuba, August 30, 2018 - The Dominican Republic had no
difficulties to dominate Nicaragua 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-17) to
win a place in tomorrow's semifinal Norceca Sub-21 Men's
Volleyball Tournament in the Sports City's own Coliseum.
again Bayron Valdez was the top scorer with 25 points, escorted
by the other corner player Luis Reinoso and the opposite Jairo
Pérez, with 10 points each.
Something similar happened with the opponents, as Jonny Zeledón
returned to lead his cast with 21 points, the only one with
double digits in match in which the Dominicans were superior in
attack (44-37), blocking (7-2) and service (7-3).
Dante Mañón, Dominican coach, reiterated on "one of the
difficulties of my boys that when the rival is less strong they
relax, trust and commit psychological and elementary errors, on
the other hand if they have a level they concentrate and play
hard, for this is unstable, but we even have three that go to
the world championship, three that will travel from here to
Tunisia to conclude the preparation with the rest and then
follow the planned championship in Bulgaria and Italy."
Bayron, the captain, declared that "in spite of everything it
was a very good match, yesterday much better against Cuba even
though we lost in three sets, and today we focused even though
some of us were a bit tired, a little more that we jumped more,
nevertheless we understood that we had to win and to continue
advancing, always confident of my teammates who do it better
every day ".
the other hand the one of Nicaragua said that "Dominican is a
team that has improved a lot, has players who hit the ball hard,
jump and have good height. We fought point by point in the first
one but they left us, and afterwards in the others we could not
do more, although we fought, but I think we got a little
coach Osman Hernandez commented that "the boys start well but
they lack for the closing, that is fundamental and it is lack of
games, in which one can see the player's temperament in
different circumstances and moments of the game, and that we did
not have before, only a few matches with a part of the national
team and the U-19, but it's not enough, that's why this
tournament is so useful and they make the maximum effort to take
advantage of it "