Dominican Rep. beat Argentina 3-0 (25-20, 26-24, 25-15) - duration 1:14
03-Sep, start time: 19:00, end time: 20:14 - Attendance: 1,779 Dominican Republic domininates Argentina
Dominican Republic took the second victory of the 2002 Women's World Championship. After winning against Kenya earlier in the event, the team of head coach Jorge Perez Vento defeated Argentina in the Pool C clash here in Dresden on Tuesday. It was not enough for the Caribbeans to take a place among the best twelve teams of the event. Dominican Republic has to go home and finished at the tied 13th position. Dominican Republic jumped to a quick 11-4 lead thanks to tough serving and strong middle attacks. Argentina adjusted well to the Domincan Republic's main attackers and at the second technical time out, Dominican held only a slight lead, 16-13. From this point on the teams played fairly evenly with the advantage going to the Dominican Republic (25-20). The second set started off with both teams showing more aggresiveness and satisfied the 1,779 fans with some great attacks, blocks and defense actions. The teams played very evenly with Argentina taking the slight lead, 8-7 at the first technical time out. After an exciting end, Domican Republic took the set (26-24). At that moment, Argentina didn't fight anymore, so Dominican Republic could clinch a 3-0 victory. Milagros Cabral de la Cruz was the best scorer with 15 points, only one more than her teammate Nurya Arias. Argentine Carolina Costagrande leaves the tournament with 88 point after scoring 13 times today.