USA defeats Dominican Republic 3-0
LANGLEY, Canada, September 24 2013.- The United States clinched
its second victory after a solid performance against Dominican
Republic, particularly in the third set. The score was 3-0
(25-19, 25-17, 25-9).
The team coached by John Speraw had William Priddy as the best
scorer with 15 points. Matthew Anderson and Maxwell Holt
finished with 10 points apiece. For the Dominican team Henry
Tapia closed with 10 and captain Wilfrido Hernandez with 8.
“After the match, I told the team that I was happy that even
when we were ahead 2-0, we continued to play very hard and we
continued to improve throughout the match,” said coach Speraw.
“I thought the Dominican defended quite well early on in the
match. They dug very, very well and made us play long rallies
and they won a number of them. That put some pressure on us.”
For Osiel Vazquez, coach of Dominican Republic “the match was
very emotional, the first was a very good quality set and after
that the American players increased their level. We failed in
the reception but generally I think the group worked very well.”
For Dominican Captain Wilfrido Hernández, USA kept focused on
their serve and block. “They really dominated us with that. We
tried to attack against their number one (Matt Anderson), but We
couldn´t,” He remarked.
“Tonight I think it was very well for us. I think the goal for
the tournament is to get better every game and We defnitively
played better than We did yesterday,” said Sean Rooney captain