Dominican Republic wins bronze in five-setter over Peru
TIJUANA, Mexico, July 8 2011 – Brayelin Martinez scored 31
points carrying Dominican Republic to the third place at Girls’
U18 Pan Am Cup after a victory over Peru 3-2 (23-25, 23-25,
25-13, 25-12, 15-9).
Martinez converted 28 spikes and 2 services, while Pamela
Soriano finished with 14 and Nairobi Agramonte and Luz Divina
Nuez scored 12 apiece. Milagros Rodriguez scored 16 and Angela
Leyva 12 for Peru.
“The girls felt down and tired after last night’s match against
Mexico, we couldn’t find our tactical idea until the third set,
when they decided to play. I think that was the moment when
things changed,” stated Dominican coach Wilson Sanchez.
“This was a more interesting match than the first one and
definitively our team increased the level, but unfortunately it
happened almost at the end of this tournament and in this match
we lost concentration on the third set,” Peru’s Manuel Artieda
“We understood what playing enthusiastically is, but couldn’t
maintain the advantage we had”, said Milagros Rodriguez about
Dominican captain Soriano: “Everything became easier on the
third set, but Peru didn’t quit playing well.”