SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 20, 2023.- The Dominican Republic defeated Mexico 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-11) in the last match of the first day of competitions for the third NORCECA Pan American Cup Final Six that is celebrated with resounding success in the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion.
The Dominican offense was led by Geraldine González who contributed 15 points, Madelin Guillén added another 14 while Vielka Peralta finished with 11. Due to the loss, Karen Rivera and Grecia Castro had 12 and 11 points respectively.
The Queens of the Caribbean outscored Mexico in spikes 35-25 and in blocks 12-2.
Nicola Negro, coach of Mexico: Clearly I can’t be satisfied with the presentation we gave in our first match, not so much because of the result because we know the potential of the Dominican Republic, playing against them is always an opportunity to grow, what happened today was simply that we didn’t know play your game.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of the Dominican Republic: happy for the victory and for the obvious result, mainly for having given several of the girls the opportunity to have more time on the court because after this tournament we have a Continental that is extremely important for us because of the points that it offers for the world ranking, and I am interested that all the players are prepared to play and give it all.