Tijuana, Mexico.– World No. 9 Dominican Republic cruised to a lopsided victory (25-5, 25-5, 25-7) over Honduras in the first match at the NORCECA Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament at the Tijuana Multi Sports Gymnasium on Sunday.
The strong serves of the Dominican Republic proved to be the key
for the victory as they outscored their opponents 29-1 in the
Gina Mambrú led the way with 9 aces among her match-high 14
points. Cindy Rondon and Prisilla Rivera contributed to the
victory with 12 and 10 points including 8 and 5 aces
respectively. Candida Arias tallied 8 with five service winners.
"We always respect the rivals, no matter who they are," Dominican Captain Milagros Cabral said. "This was one of my better days here talking about my health due to the changing weather, but that is not an obstacle for hard work and keep going."