SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republicm September 4,
2022 – Defending champions Dominican Republic
swept Cuba 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-18 to complete
the opening actions of the NORCECA Final Six Pan
American Women’s Volley ball on Sunday.
The threesome of Yonkaira Peña, Gaila Gonzalez
and Brayelin Martinez topped the offense of the
Dominican side popularly called The Queens of
the Caribbean with 14, 12 and 10 points
Cubans Dezirett Madam and Ailama Cese each
landed 9 points as the best scorers for the
As a team the home side, supported by an
enthusiastic crowd at the Volleyball Palace
Ricardo Arias, had the advantage in service
winners 7-3 and the blocking category 10-6.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic:
It is very good to have Cuba back in
international events. That is something that we
need for Cuba to raise its level, for us to have
more level teams in our area because we are all
growing. Today we tried to play our game
respecting the tactics and techniques It is a
long tournament because it is played every day
and this is just the beginning.
Tomas Fernandez, coach of Cuba:
To thank the Dominican Republic for the
intensity they had playing with us, for me it is
a pleasant headache to face the Dominican
Republic, which is a team that has a lot of
prominence not only in the Pan-American region
but also worldwide and you learn a lot playing
against this set.