Dominican Republic Sweeps Trinidad and Tobago

Sept. 18, 2013, 6:21 p.m. (ET)

OMAHA, Nebraska, September 18, 2013 – Dominican Republic swept Trinidad & Tobago 25-13, 25-20, 25-13 Wednesday afternoon on the final day of pool play at the Visit Omaha NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship at Ralston Arena.

With the victory Dominican Republic captured Pool A with a 2-0 record and 10 points. The squad will await the final results of other pool matches today to determine if it advances directly to Friday’s semifinals as one of the top two pool winners or it will play a quarterfinal on Thursday as the lowest ranked pool winner.

Trinidad & Tobago, which ended the group stage with a 1-1 record and three points, will play in Thursday’s quarterfinal round as the second-place team from Pool A.

Bethania de La Cruz led Dominican Republic with 18 points, including four aces and four blocks. Prisilla Rivera added 12 points and Annerys Vargas Valdez contributed 10 points. Trinidad & Tobago was paced by Channon Thompson’s 10 points and Krystle Esdelle chipped in nine points.

Dominican Republic benefited from 25 Trinidad & Tobago errors while limited its own miscues to seven for the match. Dominican Republic held margins in all three scoring categories: 35-30 in kills, 7-5 in blocks and 8-4 in aces.

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