Chile could not overcome the Dominican wall

LIMA, Peru, May 13, 2019 - Dominican Republic defeated Chile in three sets (25-14, 25-16, 25-17), in its first match in Pool A of the V U20 Pan American Cup, which for the second opportunity is celebrated in Peruvian land.

Monday 13 de May del 2019 19:14 PM

The Chileans battled at the beginning of each set, but had problems to overcome the Dominican blockade. The flaws in the reception of Chile, facilitated the offensive work of the Dominican Republic that had as top scorers: Natalia Martinez, Madeline Guillpen and Sthefany Gonzalez with 11 points each.

The team of Cristian Cruz comfortably outscored Eduardo Guillaume's in blocks (10-2) and services (10-2). The attack was very even, (29-28).


Madeline Guillén, Dominican Republic's top scorer: Chile is a very fighting team, but we were able to make our game strategy. We know that this tournament is very important in our preparation for the World Championship, and we will seek to grow with each game.

Beatriz Novoa, Chilean captain: In this team there are many young girls with little experience, and although I think we could have given more, I value the effort that each one made. This is a new process for Chile, a project that we are working on in the long term, this was just the first game and tomorrow will be a new opportunity.

Chile will play its next match of the U20 Cup, on Tuesday 14 at 15:00 against Puerto Rico. For its part, Dominican will return on Wednesday 15 to Manuel Bonilla Coliseum to play at 17:00 hours against the Puerto Ricans.


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