Dominican Republic gets first triumph in Langley


LANGLEY, Canada, September 25, 2013 - The Dominican Republic earned its first victory at the Norceca Men’s Continental Championship. The Dominicans who now are 1-1 defeated Saint Lucia 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-23). Last set was a challenge for the team coached by Osiel Vazquez, after Saint Lucia had a shor advantage.


However, Elvis Contreras tallied 15 points, while José Miguel Cáceres scored 9 points for the Dominican cause. For Saint Lucia, Joseph Clercent finished with 10.


“After winning against Saint Lucia we are in the best six teams of the tournament, that was our goal, but we had 14 unforced errors and you cannot do that, fortunatelly we are in a higher level” stated coach Vazquez.


“It was a good one for us and now We have to wait and see our rival on the next round,” said captain Wilfrido Hernández.


“The guys did a lot better than the first match. We executed a lot better because of some unforced errors, but in the end it was still difficult but we improved some things,” Saint Lucia’s coach Kendall Charlery said.


“It was really good match, we fought really hard and did a lot of changes. We received a lot better, but there were some mistakes in the end that made the difference,” remarked Jason Octave, captain of Saint Lucia.