Dominican Republic will play for fifth place
JUANA DIAZ, Puerto Rico, May 13, 2023.-
Dominican Republic will play for the fifth place after defeating
Honduras 3-0 (25-9, 25-9, 25-7) of the Girls’ U19 NORCECA Pan American
Cup in Puerto Rico.
Dominican Republic will face the winner between Canada and the U.S.
Virgin Islands for the fifth place of the tournament.
Dominicans beat Honduras in 56 minutes, with a huge 31-8 advantage in
attacks, 7-2 in blocks and 16-2 in points from serves. The Caribbeans
committed 13 unforced errors and the Central American a total of 21.
The top scorer of the match was Dominican Ariana Rodriguez with 16
points on 12 kills, one block and three aces, accompanied by middle
blocker Julie Arias with 12 points on three kills, three blocks and a
match-high of 6 aces.
Marcos Macedo, coach of Dominican Republic:
“Tomorrow will be our final, we will come for the best result possible
in the tournament which is fifth place. Yesterday against Costa Rica was
atypical, they played well and battled a lot, in the end they deserved
the victory. Now is the moment to study, look where we committed errors,
and learn. All athletes have defeats, and they must learn to improve,
maybe without a negative outcome, they couldn’t grow”.
Mañana será nuestra final, entraremos a buscar nuestro mejor resultado
en el torneo que es el
Marvin Ulloa, coach of Honduras:
“It was a bad performance; I understand my team being afraid of
Dominican Republic because their level has dropped a lot. On the
occasions we had control of the ball we were able to attack, we scored
aces and we blocked, but they were afraid to receive. I believe we will
face the U.S. Virgin Islands tomorrow, they are strong and tall, but
with technical deficiencies, if my girls come with energy we can perform