Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Dominicans beat Canada in Under-19s and qualify for the World Cup

The Dominican Republic advanced to the semi-finals of the 2022 Women’s U19 Pan American Cup after beating Canada 3-1 (23-25, 25-12, 25-12, 26-24) in the quarterfinals on Thursday at the Cox Business Convention Center. in Tulsa.

The victory also qualified the Dominican Republic (3–1) for the 2023 Under-19 Women’s World Championship.

The Dominican will play against the United States (3-0) in the semi-finals today at 7:00 PM. Canada (1-3) will face Peru (0-3) in the fifth-placed group.

Scoring errors proved costly for Canada. He gave 36 points to the Dominican Republic, which made 21 errors. It was also difficult for Canada to handle the Dominican service. The Dominican led the Aces 11-3. He also had small advantages in spikes (42-42) and blocks (10-8).

The Dominican Republic’s Spyker finished with 18 points each, opposite Caitelle Vargas and Ariana Rodriguez. Vargas scored a match-high 13 kills and five blocks. Rodriguez added 13 goals, four aces and a block.

Canada was led by outside hitter Taylor de Boer, with 13 goals and 14 points on a block.

Dominican Republic coach Wagner Pacheco said that “I am very happy with this win. Now we have to rest because we have a very tough game against the United States. Our goal now is to return one medal to the Dominican Republic.”

On her side, Canada coach Christine Biggs expressed that “It’s hard not to be so close and come out with that fourth set. I’m definitely proud of the developments that the group did in a short amount of time. We worked this game.” A lot of video and practice on the court before. I think the athletes did a great job of executing the game plan and showing that they are growing every day.”

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