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CACG M: Dominican Republic win first crown

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source: norceca.net

Dominican Republic conquered their first crown at the Central American and Caribbean Games after beating Puerto Rico 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 24-22).

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Elvis Contreras, who became the MVP of the competition, scored 32 points and Jose Caceres 27 for Dominican Republic, that surrendered 36 points, while Hector Soto scored 26 and Maurice Torres 16 for Puerto Rico that gave up 34.

Cuba claimed the bronze medal after beating Mexico in straight sets 25-19, 43-41 and 25-22.

Venezuela concluded their participation in fifth place after beating Bahamas 25-13, 25-13 and 25-14.

Final Ranking: 1. Dominican Republic, 2. Puerto Rico, 3. Cuba, 4. Mexico, 5. Venezuela, 6. Bahamas, 7. Colombia, 8. Trinidad and Tobago

We had the chance of winning the match many times, but we let it go. They kept on playing and never decreased their level. However, we also showed such a great character. I don’t think about retirement yet. I have four medals. Maybe the last one is not a gold, but as long as I can feel that fire and poise, I want to continue playing one year at a time,” said Hector Soto, captain of Puerto Rico

We had a training camp in Cuba for long time, I think it helped us a lot to achieve this goal. We are very glad for getting this medal. It is special as we can show that we were able to make it,” remarked Elvis Contreras, captain of Dominican Republic.

 

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