Bethania scores 24 in Dominican win over Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, January 4, 2019 - Bethania De la Cruz
scored 24 points in the Dominican Republic victory over Puerto
Rico in four sets to start the Caribbean Women's Volleyball
Series at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum on Friday.
The scores were 19-25, 25-19, 25-14, 25-16.
Puerto Rico dominated the first set, but could not maintain its
pace in the following episodes.
De la Cruz was supported on the offensive by Brayelin Martínez
with 12 and Prisilla Rivera 10. For Puerto Rico, Pilar Victoriá
scored 11, Sarai Alvarez had 0 and Karina Ocasio, Paulina Prieto
and Neira Ortiz each finished with 8.
"I'm happy with the result, I have players who were not on the
international court since October and they fit the game very
well. I hope the level goes up for tomorrow,"said Marcos Kwiek,
leader of the Dominican Republic.
For his part, José Mieles explained that after playing well the
first set the group could not complete the offensive, "They
established their game and we could not maintain the offensive
and defensive rhythm".