Santo Domingo, December 15, 2003 -The Dominican Republic crushed Mexico 3-0 in the nightcap of the opening day of the NORCECA’s Women Olympic Qualifier.
It was a powerful show from the host team considered to be the toughest rival for the favorite Cubans. The score was 25-17, 25-16, 25-8 and the match lasted only 58 minutes.
“Our team has been training very well and has improved a lot in the tactic and defensive game and we hope to keep improving,” said Jorge Garbey, the Dominican coach. “I am especially satisfied with the performance of Kenia Moreta, who is in the starting squad for the first time and did a good job tonight.”
“Since the end of the World Cup in Japan we have been preparing Moreta as an outside attacker and she is making a good transition,” he added. “It is our first match and it is good to start winning.”
“The girls were very nervous and never found the rhythm, we had a lot of problems with the reception and allowed too many direct points,” said Jorge Azair , the Mexican coach.
Milagros Cabral led the Dominicans with 13 points, Moreta had 11 and Cosiris Rodriguez and Annerys Vargas had 10 apiece.