Dominican Republic defeat Peru and top Pool B
Lima, Peru, September 5, 2012 – Dominican Republic recorded a
3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 18-25, 25-20) victory over Peru to conclude
the preliminary round of the U-23 Women’s Pan American Cup with
a 3-0 mark and the top position in Pool B.
Jeoselyna Rodriguez was the best scorer of the winning side with
20 points followed by Yonkaira Peña with 13. Lisvel Eve and
Candida Arias added 12 and 8 respectively with 4 blocks apiece.
Angela Leyva topped Peru with 19 points and Raffaella Camet
tallied 11. Karla Ortiz charted 8 points while Clarivet Yllescas
and Gina Lopez each had seven.
The Dominicans had the edge in blocks 12-11 while Peru held the
advantage in serves 8-2. The winners made 26 unforced errors to
35 by the losers.
“I am happy with the victory since we achieved our goal of
reaching the semifinals,” Marcos Kwiek said. “Now I have an
extra day of work to try to minimize our errors, something that
is very common at this age group.”
“It was an excellent victory for Dominican Republic but I am
glad because my players tried to do what we have been planning,”
Peru’s coach Jose Dos Santos said. “I am patient because I know
we are going to improve, only that we need time.”
“Playing against Peru is always tough, especially at home
because of the fans support,” Dominican Niverka Marte said. “We
started well focused to win the match but we made errors that
came out in the third set.”
Angela Leyva of Peru commented: “”We have played a great match
because Dominican Republic is very strong, but we are doing what
our coach is teaching.”