SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 14,
2021- Host Dominican Republic overcame some
receptions difficulties in the first set and
went on to defeat Mexico in straight sets 3-0
(25-22, 25-12, 25-17) joining Canada and United
States as teams with 2-0 record at the Women’s
Volleyball Pan American Cup on Tuesday.
The Dominicans held an 8-2 advantage in the
blocking category and also topped in service
Gaila Gonzalez tallied 12 points, including
three aces, to lead a quite balanced Dominican
offense. She was followed by Prisilla Rivera and
Jineiry Martínez with 11 and 10, respectively,
and Yonkaira Peña with 9.
Maria Rodríguez and Grecia Lopez led Mexico with
9 and 8 points, respectively.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: “We
had a quite solid game. Our serve and reception
worked well. We played at a very good level and
had Mexico in difficulties after the first set.
That was very positive to claim the victory.”
Rafael Petry, coach of Mexico: “The Dominican is
a very strong team. We knew it was going to be a
complicated game for us. We have a very
important played (Lizbeth Sainz) who is injured
and because of that we had some instability in