SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, The Dominican Republic host mixed power and finesse both from the service line and attacking near the net to build a wide margin on the scoreboard and get past the United States who defeated Canada 3-0 (25-17, 25 -13, 25-15).
The win kept the Dominican side on an undefeated record of 4-0. On Thursday they will play against the United States (3-1).
The defending champions only had Brayelin González and Gaila González (10) in double figures, but Madeline Guilén added 9 and Angélica Hinojosa and Yonkaira Peña each added 6 points.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of the Dominican Republic: The most important thing for me is that I have the opportunity to rotate the entire team and let the younger girls gain more experience. We know that what we are going to face in the World Cup is very different from what we are playing here but everything is part of a preparation.
Carolyn O’Dwyer, Coach of Canada: We played today against a very strong team in the Dominican Republic we made a lot of unforced errors that didn’t put us in a good position we were attacking well but we couldn’t find a way to break their blocking system and defense Dominican was really good too.