Republic defeated Argentina
TIJUANA, Mexico, June 21, 2010 – Dominican Republic scored its
second victory in Pool A of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American
Cup by defeating Argentina in 3-1 (25-14, 27-25, 26-28, 25-20).
Both teams have 2-1 record.
Prisilla Rivera paced the Dominican team with 24 points,
including four blocks while Annerys Vargas added 13 and Lisvel
Eve contributed five blocks among her 11 points. Georgina Pinedo
and Florencia Busquets had 13 and 11 for Argentina.
“We played a brilliant first set and then like in previous
matches we turned a little over confident,” Dominican Milagros
Cabral said. “When we built a big margin in the third set the
younger players received the chance to play and unfortunately we
lost the set. Then we have a strong comeback.”
“Our serves were very good today and in the third set I gave the
chance to play to our bench because I am going to need them in
the second round and I want them to be prepared to play under
pressure,” Coach Marcos Kwiek said.
Horacio Bastit, the Argentinean coach said: “We played a good
second set against a team of high level like the Dominican
Republic but let it escape. The third set we won against a young
squad but the important things is what you do playing their