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Volleyball: Dominicans are crowned champions in Pan American Cup

Santo Domingo.- “The Queens of the Caribbean” on  Sunday again showed why they are prophets in their own land, with another memorable moment for the Dominican Republic, beating Puerto Rico in a heart-stopping match to take the gold in the 15th Pan American Volleyball Cup.

In a dignified end for the two sister nations, but with the region’s main decades-long sport rivalry, the local women prevailed 23-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 15-6 in a packed Olympic Center arena.

The teams staged their first final since 2005, when Cuba stripped the gold from the Dominicans, who two years earlier, had snatched the gold in a nail-biting match in the PanAm Games of 2003.

Puerto Rico has beaten the Dominican Republic only four times in the last 22 years. The last in the World Grand Prix in 2012.

Source: DT, Detras del Rumor

July 11, 2016

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