FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship 2014

Press release

La Romana to host Women’s Group P Qualifier


FIVB First Executive Vice President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz takes a turn during the press conference held to announce the Women's World Championship qualifier to be held in La Romana, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, May 7, 2014 – The FIVB Women’s Volleyball World Championship Qualification Tournament NORCECA Group P will take place in La Romana, in the eastern of the Dominican Republic from May 15-18.

Teams from El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Nicaragua and hosts Dominican Republic will compete under a round-robin format before the first and second placed teams compete for the ticket to Italy.

The announcement was made on Wednesday during a press conference held at the FIVB/NORCECA Regional Development Center in Santo Domingo.

The Dominican Republic’s women team, currently ranked No. 8 by the FIVB and No. 2 in NORCECA, is considered a heavy favorite for the gold medal. The second ranked team from the tournament and from four other NORCECA third round competitions will get a chance to win the ticket to Italy in a final playoff to take place in Trinidad and Tobago from June 2-9.

Nicaragua is ranked No. 10 in NORCECA, El Salvador is in the 17th position while Guadeloupe in the 32nd place.
The Dominican Republic is one of the five seeded NORCECA teams in the final phase of the continental qualification process that began in 2012. The others are United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Nicaragua won Pool H at home in 2012 with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-11 victory over Guatemala. In 2013 they went to Jamaica to defeat the local team 21-25, 25-14, 22-25, 23-25, 15-10 to win Pool M.

El Salvador finished second in Pool G in 2012 losing to hosts Guatemala 25-18, 25-15, 25-11 but bounced back in 2013 to prevail against U.S. Virgin Islands 21-25, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18, 15-9 in a tournament played in St. Croix.

Guadeloupe was second in Pool A subdued by hosts Trinidad and Tobago in 2012 and last year also finished second to Guatemala 25-20, 24-26, 25-18, 25-21.

During the press conference it was announced the team that will represent the Dominican Republic which consists of setters Niverka Marte and Rosalyn Ángeles, middle blockers Candida Arias and Marianne Fersola, opposite players Gina Mambru and Yonkaira Peña, outside hitters Bethania De la Cruz, Brayelin Martínez, Yinery Martínez, Erasma Moreno and Ana Yorkira Binet and libero Brenda Castillo.

FIVB First Executive Vice President and NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz attended the event accompanied by the governor of La Romana Juan José Santana, Congressmen Teodoro Ursino Reyes and Omar de Marchena and Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation President Ramón García.

Competition Schedule:

May 15
18:00 El Salvador v Nicaragua
20:00 Dominican Republic v Guadeloupe

May 16
18:00 Nicaragua v Guadeloupe
20:00 Dominican Republic v El Salvador

May 17
18:00 Guadeloupe v El Salvador
20:00 Dominican Republic v Nicaragua

May 18
18:00 Third Place v Fourth Place
20:00        First Place v Second Place


Download highresolution

 Language(s)
   English
   French
   Spanish

| More

More press releases

   
24.07.2014 10:52:29
#Iogiocoapallavolo: Veronica, 27 years old, physiotherapist and middle-blocker
Rome, Italy, July 24, 2014 - The third episode of # iogiocoapallavolo (I play volleyball) is online, a campaign that will lead up to the start of FIVB... More...
23.07.2014 13:57:22
"The Legend of the Flying Volleyball Player" returns to Milan
Milan, Italy, July 23, 2014 - "The Legend of the Flying Volleyball Player", starring Andrea Zorzi and Beatrice Visibelli, returns to Milan. The play, ... More...
23.07.2014 09:10:24
World Championship brings out the fan in Professor Fermeglia
Trieste, Italy, July 23, 2014 – The countdown to the volleyball highlight of the year, the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Italy 2014, has ... More...
21.07.2014 05:56:38
Mexico win final ticket to Italy
Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 20, 2014 – Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago in straight sets (25-14, 31-29, 25-17) at their home soil on Sunday to ea... More...
18.07.2014 10:30:39
Neslihan Demir: Leader, iron lady, flag carrier and mother
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 18, 2014 - June was a happy month away from the court for Turkish volleyball star Neslihan Demir. The 30-year-old married ... More...
10.07.2014 18:00:25
Accreditation process opens for FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10, 2014 - The accreditation process for the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 is now officially open.... More...
10.07.2014 16:13:16
Italy 2014: a celebration of women in volleyball
Rome, Italy, July 10, 2014 – A new episode for the campaign # iogiocoapallavolo (I play volleyball) that will accompany us until 23 September, the op... More...
04.07.2014 15:14:03
Women’s World Championship excitement builds as full Match Schedule is announced
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 4, 2014 – The FIVB is pleased to announce the release of the full tournament match schedule for the FIVB Volleyball Women’... More...
02.07.2014 17:36:45
Manon Flier: The newlywed leads the “Flying Dutchwomen” into battle
Lausanne, Switzerland, July 2, 2014 - The month of June presented the international volleyball family with one of its greatest off-court highlights. M... More...
26.06.2014 15:46:58
Tickets on sale for FIVB Women's World Championship Italy 2014
Rome, Italy, June 26, 2014 – There are less than a hundred days to the start of the FIVB Volleyball World Championship Italy 2014, which will take pla... More...