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Dominican Republic, Cuba and Mexico undefeated in Central Amercan and Caribbean Games

Niverka Marte sets for Annerys Vargas, who led the Dominican attack in the victory over Colombia on Sunday
Cordoba, Mexico, November 17, 2014 – The Dominican Republic and Cuba in Pool A and Mexico in Pool B are undefeated after two days of play at the women’s volleyball tournament of the XXII Central American and Caribbean Games.

The three-time defending champions the Dominican Republic, who are ranked sixth in the world, captured their second straight-set victory on Sunday dispatching Colombia 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-17), while Cuba blanked Venezuela 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-12).

Annerys Vargas had 15 points, including six blocks, in leading the Dominicans to victory, while Bethania De la Cruz and Prisilla Rivera contributed 11 and 10 points respectively. Colombia’s Amanda Coneo had nine points in the loss.

Cuba’s Melissa Vargas and Regla Gracia finished with 18 and 15 points respectively, as the winners held a 9-1 advantage in aces with four by Gracia and three by Vargas.

Mexico relied on a balanced offense to beat Costa Rica 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-20) with a 9-1 difference in aces.

Andrea Rangel and Carolina Carranza led Mexico with 12 and 10 points respectively, while setter Claudia Resendiz contributed five aces in the victory.

Puerto Rico recovered from a painful five-set loss to Costa Rica one day earlier to defeat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-19).

Stephanie Enright led Puerto Rico with 12 points, followed by Sarai Alvarez with 10. Trinidadian Channon Thompson had 11 in the losing effort.


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