Dominican Republic wins against Cuba in electrifying match

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, August 21, 2023.- The queens of the Caribbean battled through five sets to defeat Cuba 3-2 (25-14, 21-25, 25-16, 22-25, 15-10) in the last match of the second day of competitions of the NORCECA Final Six Pan American Cup at the “Ricardo Arias” National Volleyball Pavilion.

Las Reinas’ offense was led by Gaila González and Yonkaira Peña who added 18 and 17 points respectively. For the Cuban team, the most outstanding were Dezirett Madan who contributed 16 points and Greisy Fine who had 14.

In spikes both teams were equal 51-51, while in blocks the Dominican outscored Cuba 14-7.

Cuba vs Dominican Republic

Niverka Marte, captain of the Dominican Republic: Happy for the victory, which is the most important thing, I think the team is going through a moment of finding the synchronization with the new girls who are taking charge right now in the team and I think it’s normal Let there be those ups and downs.

Grettel Moreno, captain of Cuba: For me it is a privilege to be here and be able to play against the Dominican Republic since it is a team that provides us with a lot of development for our players who are so young. Today’s game was intense despite the fact that Las Reinas did not open with their main players but without facing them it gives us a higher level of preparation.