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We knew this match would be hard: Dominican Republic captain De La Cruz


The Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico for the second time in a week

 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, August 10, 2013 – The Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 for the second time in a week on Saturday, but coach Marcos Kwiek emphasized it was a close contest.

Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek: “Every time these two teams face each other, they put on a close game. I think we needed more concentration today; at times, we lost that. Clearly, Puerto Rico played much better than yesterday.”

Dominican Republic captain Bethania De la Cruz: “We knew that this match would be very hard as we have this rivalry between us. We’re very happy with the result.”

Puerto Rico coach Rafael Olazagasti: “They work very well on their block. My wing spikers were failing a lot on the counterattack. You can’t win with so many errors.”

Puerto Rico captain Yarimar Rosa: “I’m disappointed with the result. We’re not closing it up at the end of the set and that is crucial.”

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