PRESS RELEASE 22/09/2007

Dominicans Edge Canada To Grab NORCECA Bronze


WINNIPEG, Canada, September 22, 2007.- A hard hitting Dominican team came out firing in today’s Bronze Medal Final at the NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship, edging Canada in an emotional five setter by a score of 3-2.  Set scores were 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13 in favour of the Dominican Republic.


Bethania de la Cruz and Cosiri Rodriguez led the Dominican victory with 23 and 21 points respectively, Milagros Cabral added 12 and Elina Eve and Cindy Rondon each contributed 11 tallies. Tiffany Dodds led Canada with 19 points, Emely Cordonier had  13 and Stacey Gordon and Tasha Holnes scored 10 points apiece.


“I knew it was going to be a very hard match playing Canada in Canada, especially with the young and inexperienced players we have in our roster” said Miguel Beato Cruz, Head Coach of Dominican Republic. “Now we will return home and train with our senior players who are returning from injuries and arrive in December in Mexico with a strong and compact team.”


"All in all we had a very good tournament, I am very proud of our team and I would like to thank the players for their tremendous hard work. We will now focus on the event in December and will be prepared to fight hard," stated Naoki Miyashita, Head Coach of Team Canada.

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