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Moreno scores 26 in five-set win of Caribeñas

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 2, 2019 – Erasma Moreno scored a match-high 26 points to lead defending champions Caribeñas to a 3-2 (15-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-22, 15-11) victory over Cristo Rey in opening day of the Women’s Dominican Volleyball Superior League on Friday.

Candida Arias added 15 points, including five blocks, in the victory while Annerys Vargas and Vielka Peralta each contributed 13 points.

Gina Mambru had 21 points in the losing effort, followed by Marifranchi Rodriguez with 15 points. Romina Cornelio and Estefany Rabit each had 11 points while Madeline Guillén finished with 10.

In an earlier match on Friday, Mirador defeated Guerreras 3-1 (25-14, 25-15, 16-25, 25-19).

Natalia Martínez had 23 points in the win. Yanlis Feliz and Flormarie Heredia added 13 and 12, respectively. Priscila Rivera topped the losers with 18 points followed by Dahiana Burgos with 13 including five aces.

Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Female Project of the Dominican Federation made the ceremonial first serve accompanied by Danilo Diaz, minister of Sports, Luis Mejía, president of the Dominican Olympic Committee, Ramón García, president of the Dominican Federation, Horacio Mazara, president of the Organizing Committee and Angel Rivas, president of the National District Volleyball Association.