Dominican Republic Storms Past Costa Rica

Sept. 16, 2013, 6:12 p.m. (ET)

OMAHA, Nebraska, September 16, 2013 – Dominican Republic opened the Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship with a 25-13, 25-6, 25-20 victory over Costa Rica in a Pool A match Monday afternoon at Ralston Arena.

Dominican Republic was led by Gina Mambru’s 11 points, while Yonkaira Pena totaled nine points. Costa Rica was paced by captain Angela Willis Lindo and Paola Ramirez Vargas with seven points each.

Dominican Republic out-served Costa Rica 8-3 and enjoyed a 7-2 margin in blocks. The victors also benefited by 19 Costa Rica errors while holdings their own mistakes to 12 for the match.

Costa Rica faces Trinidad & Tobago, which is idle Monday in the three-team group, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. CT. Dominican Republic is idle on Tuesday before facing Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT.