Dominicans win 3-0 against Canada

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, September 16, 2021 – Host Dominican Republic beat Canada in consecutive frames 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-20) tying with United States atop of the standings of the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup.


The two teams will meet on Friday to decide the top qualifier of the preliminary phase who will play against Mexico in the semifinals of Saturday.


Gaila Gonzalez once again was the top scorer for the Dominican side with 12 points, including three blocks and two aces. Jineiry Martinez was next with 9 points. Hillary Howe finished with 10 points for Canada.


The Canadians made 29 unforced errors to 19 by the Dominicans who landed 10 aces against 3 by the losers.


Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: “Our service was very aggressive today. After the first two sets we lowered the intensity of the serve a bit and Canada saw themselves serving strong. I think that was also positive for us to face that difficulty to focus more on the game. Nobody is going to give us anything.”


Shanon Wintzer, coach of Canada: “We made a lot of mistakes. Our team is very young and Dominican played with their "A" team. I think it was a good experience for the girls to face a team of that level.”