Republic finishes second in Pool A
ROSARITO, Mexico, June 22, 2010 - Dominican
Republic defeated Canada 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-14) to win
second place of Pool A, with a 3-1 record in the Pan American
Women’s Volleyball Club.
Dominican Jeoselyna Rodriguez came off the bench
to lead her side with 15 points. Four other teammates finished
in double figures as Prisilla Rivera, Annerys Vargas, Lisvel Eve
and Milagros Cabral charted 14, 13, 12 and 10 points
respectively. Canadian Sarah Pavan had a match-high 17 points
while Tammy Mahon and Tonya Mokelki chipped in 13 and 11
“Canada was a tough opponent, they played well
with good blocking game and very tall athletes, that was the
kind of rival we expected to face in this tournament, and maybe
that’s the kind of rival for the next round like USA, for
example with good blocking skills and good defense”, Dominican
Republic Coach Marcos Kwiek said.
“We started well on the first set, but we gave
away points on the second, when you do that you can´t expect to
win at this level, we must close with more power at the end”,
stated Canada’s coach, Arnd Ludwig.
“We knew we had to face a very physical match
against Canada, they made us to play, their height was an issue,
they are the tallest players of the tournament and had to employ
our best attack and best weapons to win”, said the Dominican
Cabral after the match.