Dominican Republic beat Haiti for top place


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 4, 2012 – The Dominican Republic defeated Haiti 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 on Sunday night to finish with an unbeaten 4-0 win-loss record at the NORCECA-C First Round Tournament of the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship.


The winners blanked Haiti 11-0 in the aces charts and held a 6-3 difference in the blocking department.


Elnis Palomino led Dominican Republic with 10 points, including three aces and Kelvin Campechano and Luis Adames added 9 and 7 respectively. Roudolphe Gaethan finished with 9 points for Haiti.


 “I am very glad with the results in the whole tournament and our second line of players showed their potential,” Dominican Republic’s coach Osiel Vazquez said.


“The matches against Dominican Republic will be very helpful for us looking forward to the second round next year,” Haiti´s coach Yves Larrieux said.