Republic crowned as champions of Pan Am Cup
TIJUANA, Mexico, June 26, 2010 – Dominican Republic are the new
champions of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup following
their 3-0 (25-17, 30-28, 25-22) triumph against Peru on Saturday
night in Tijuana, Baja California.
It was the second title for the Dominican team in the nine-year
history of the event with the other gold medal coming in 2008 in
Mexicali, Baja California.
Altagracia Mambru, Annerys Vargas and Lisvel Eve each
contributed 12 points to the win while Prisilla Rivera and
Milagros Cabral charted 9 apiece. Peruvian Leyla Chihuan tallied
11 for the defeated side.
“This is my first gold in the Pan American Cup and the second as
coach of Dominican Republic since we won the NORCECA
Continental,” said Brazilian Marcos Kwiek. “Our team is working
hard to be recognized as part of the elite of volleyball and at
this moment we have won the respect of people. Our defense and
reception has improved and we are ready for major challenges.”
“It looks like we reserved our best two matches for the last two
days,” the Dominican Cabral said. “The defense and blocking
worked almost perfect. Since we came here our goal was to win