SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 25, 2023.- The Dominican Republic defeated Cuba this Friday 3-0 (25-14, 25-21, 25-19) and advanced to the Final of the third NORCECA Pan American Cup Final Six that takes place in the Ricardo Gioriber Arias Volleyball Pavilion.
For the Queens, the lefty Gaila González was the best scorer with 16 points followed by Bethania de la Cruz with 14. For Cuba Greisy Fine finished with 10 points and Ivy Vila added another 7.
In the Final Las Reinas del Caribe will face the United States, while Cuba will play for bronze against Mexico. Puerto Rico and Canada will face each other for positions 5 and 6.
Marcos Kwiek, coach of the Dominican Republic: I think we had a more solid match today, we knew how to control moments of pressure, in the first set Cuba practically didn’t play but in the following ones they put a lot of pressure on us and we knew how to react to make good decisions.
Leivis García, coach of Cuba: It was a very good match, the Dominicans with their level today brought out the best they had, they came out to defend the possibility of defending the title and they did it, for my part I am very happy with our group because they have They have been improving and things have been done on the field that have been trained little and have been achieved.