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Dominican Republic clinches spot in U18 World Championship


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 6, 2016 - Dominican Republic qualified to its seventh FIVB U-18 World Championship by beating Mexico 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21) to advance to the gold medal match at the NORCECA Continental Championship.


Natalia Martinez of Dominican Republic was the best scorer of the match with 19 points.


"We achieved the first objective which was to qualify for the World Championship and now celebrate a little in the clubhouse and prepare the strategy for the final," said Alexandre Ceccatto, coach of the Dominican Republic.


The Dominican Republic will defend the title achieved two years ago in tomorrow’s final and clinched a spot for the 2017 World Championship in Argentina.