SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 8,
2022 – The Dominican Republic concluded the
preliminary round undefeated after beating the
United States team in straight sets on the fifth
day of competition.
The Queens of the Caribbean defeated the United
States team this Thursday night in straight sets
with a score of (25-19, 25-17, 25-19).
The Dominican Republic outperformed the United
States in kills 51-30, in blocks 5-2 and in
For the Caribbean Queens the best scorers were
Brayelin Martinez and Gaila Gonzalez with 16 and
13 points respectively. For the United States,
Danielle Drews was the best with 13.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: I
think we achieved our first goal, which was to
qualify first regardless of being undefeated, it
was the first place we were looking for, now we
have to keep working, now we have to play Cuba
in the semifinals and if we lose that game,
everything that has been done is lost.
Michelle Chatman, coach of United States: I
think our team competed really well it was an
awsome enviroment the
fans were absolutely amazing playing against the
Dominican Republic that
is a team that is in preparartion for the World
Championship and their pleyers really showed up
in the difficult moments and thats how they won.