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Dominicans defeat Canada in Pan Am Volleyball Cup

The Dominican national women’s volleyball team has won its first three games in straight sets against Trinidad & Tobago, Chile and Canada in the XVI Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup by Movistar taking place in Lima, Peru. Defending champions Dominican Republic defeated Canada on Monday, 19 June 2017, 25-19, 25-11 and 25-18.

Brayelin Martinez scored 13 points as the top scorer for the winners followed by Bethania de la Cruz and Jineiry Martínez who finished with 11 points apiece. The Dominican team has yet to face its toughest opponents in Pool A – Peru and Cuba.

Lucille Charuk, captain of Canada said: “To win against a strong team like Dominican Republic we have to play at our best level and that was not the case today. We need to minimize errors and today we made too many.”
Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: “Our serve, which is one of the strongest part of our game worked better today. We have to improve our blocking and defense. Today I had the chance to use different formations to test some players.”

The teams in Pool A are the Dominican Republic, Peru, Canada, Chile, Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago. The teams in Pool B are Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States and Venezuela.

Source: DR1, Norceca

June 20, 2017

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