Italy and Dominican Republic playing U20 friendly series
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, July 6, 2019 – The U20
Women’s National Teams of Italy and Dominican Republic, former
winners of the FIVB World Championship, are playing a series of
friendly matches in Santo Domingo as both sides warm up ahead of
the next world event in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
The series started on July 4 and runs until July 9 with Peru
also joining the friendly series. The Dominican Republic won the
2015 FIVB World Championship in Puerto Rico while Italy was
crowned in 2011 in Peru.
Italy and the Dominican Republic are currently ranked 8th and
9th in the world by FIVB in that age-group category and exciting
matches are expected from these squads full of young talented
players who will ascend to their senior teams in the near
future. Peru is ranked 13th.
Natalia Martinez, Madeline Guillen, Stephany Gonzalez, Hennessy
Lalane, Estefhany Rabbit, Romina Cornelio among others, will
represent the Dominican Republic.