Marathon victory for Dominican Republic over Brazil
HUACHO, Peru, June 10 2013 - Dominican Republic prevailed in a
well fought fourth set to defeat Brazil 3-1 (21-25, 25-20,
25-21, 35-33) in a match of the Movistar Women’s Pan American
Cup that lasted more than two hours .
Yonkaira Peña recorded 22 points for the Dominican team while
Captain Bethania de la Cruz finished with 19 tallies and
Stephany Arias chipped in 11. For the Brazilian team Sara Silva
and Gabi Guimaraes scored 15 apiece while Captain Rosamaria
Montibeller and Valquiria each recorded 14 points.
“This is our first match in the Cup, they played with a lot of
energy against us, we were a little bit out of focus, but
fortunately finished with the victory”, Dominican De la Cruz
“I want to congratulate the very young team of Brazil. We have
more experience but are coming back from a long trip, we are
still getting in shape for this event and the Pan Am Cup is a
very difficult tournament,” said Marcos Kwiek, coach of the
The Brazilians played battle relentless and, despite the result,
the most important thing was about learning from the experience.
“It was a good match because we are focusing in the preparation
for the World Championship, we faced some difficult plays and we
knew who we were facing. It was very disputed set by set and
point by point,” stated Montibeller.
“We are playing with a young team and faced the Dominican senior
team, it was very hard but I am very proud of the way they
played against a more experienced squad,” Brazilian coach
Luizomar de Moura remarked.