Dominican Republic to play for the gold medal
Lima, Peru, September 7, 2012 – Dominican Republic advanced to
the gold medal match of the U-23 Women’s Volleyball Pan American
Cup by defeating Argentina in four sets (25-17, 25-17, 26-28,
25-20) in the first semifinal match at Miguel Grau Coliseum of
Lima on Friday.
Jeoselyna Rodriguez led four Dominican players with double
figures in the scoring sheets with 20 points, followed by
Yonkaira Peña with 19. Lisvel Eve and Candida Arias added 15 and
10 with four and five blocks respectively.
Lucia Fresco was the best scorer of Argentina with a match-high
22 points. Tanya Acosta and Maria Calvete finished with 13 and
The winners held a slim 8-7 advantage in aces while both teams
scored via 14 blocks. The Dominicans led in attacks 51-37.
“I am very happy because we achieved our main objective by
reaching the final match,” Dominican Republic’s coach Marcos
Kwiek stated. “Argentina served well and forced us work but they
were focused and could solve it. The players are very young who
make errors but they are going through a growth process.”
“We expected to be more consistent and couldn’t defend as well
as we wanted,” Argentina’s Horacio Bastit commented. “Our serves
worked well but the Dominican team is very strong at the net and
we are weak in that zone.”