Dominican girls welcome Peruvian side
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 26, 2010 – The U-18
Girl’s National Teams of Peru and Dominican Republic will play a
friendly series during the weekend at the volleyball complex of
Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Park in Santo Domingo.
The Peruvian team is scheduled to arrive on Thursday afternoon
and the volleyball fans can attend the matches for free to watch
the stars of the future in action.
The friendly series was coordinated during the recent U-23
Women’s Pan American Cup held in Lima, Peru.
“These young players are the future of our volleyball and the
Dominican team is already qualified to next year’s world
championship and the girls need to start their preparation,”
said Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the female program of
the Dominican National Federation.
He said the Dominican female volleyball is going through a very
good moment after finishing in sixth place in the Olympic Games
to improve its world ranking to the eighth position.
“We are working in the lower levels with the athletes of the new
Olympic cycle,” Marte Hoffiz said. “We are in a good position
now but need to work the triple to stay there.”