Dominican Republic gets off with a good start in the Pan American Cup

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 26, 2024.- The Dominican Republic team dominated the Cuban team 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-18), to begin their participation undefeated in the Final Six Pan American Cup of Women’s Volleyball that takes place in the “Ricardo Arias” Volleyball Pavilion.

After a very disputed first set, the Dominicans led by Brayelin Martínez and Alondra Tapia with 13 and 11 points respectively, easily dominated the Cubans who had their captain Laura Suarez as the best scorer with 8 points, while Ivy Vila added 7.

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In attacks both teams were equal with 39, while the Dominican was better in blocks, beating Cuba 7-3.

Marcos Kwiek, coach of the Dominican Republic: It was the first game of the tournament in which one is always more nervous but I think the girls did excellent, they worked well, we managed to establish our rhythm of play, we started strong and we did not lose concentration, that is the most important.

Leivis García, coach of Cuba: As always, you cannot give balls to the Dominican, you cannot make many mistakes, and regardless of the third touches or the balls that you cross to your court without any strong point intention, they recover it and turn it into point I think it was basically more delivery than errors.