Dominican Republic picks up second win beating Peru

HERMOSILLO, Mexico, Augusto 22, 2022.- Dominican Republic picked up their second win in pool A beating Peru 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 25-22) on day two of the Women’s Pan American Cup being held at the Sonora Arena of Hermosillo.

In the third set, Peru kept the score close up to point 18 and forced the Dominican Republic to miss three match points before the match finished. Peru suffered the loss in the second set of opposite hitter Tahisa McLeod due to a shoulder injury but still, Peru went on improving their performance as the game developed.

Dominicans led 43-33 in attacks, 6-5 in blocks and 5-0 in aces, while scoring on 21 Peruvian errors and committing 15.

Three Dominicans scored double digits, led by outside hitters Yonkaira Peña and Bethania De La Cruz with 16 points each, and opposite hitter Gaila Gonzalez with 15 points. De La Cruz scored a match-high of 3 aces.

Outside hitter Karla Ortiz scored 12 points as Peru’s top scorer.

Guillen of Dominican Republic attacks against Peruvian double block

On day three of competition, Dominican Republic (2-0) will meet with Puerto Rico and Peru (0-2) has the day off.

Bethania De La Cruz, outside hitter of Dominican Republic: “We reached two goals (winning). We know each other well with Peru, we have played against them many times and we know their good quality, but thanks to our performance in this match we got the victory. Peru adjusted some things in the third set, and we committed too many errors that put us in the position of a close score; sometimes the game has ups and downs. It’s good that our team has young players as part of our development of our national team, we respect one another”.