Dominican 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 first team.”