The United States is the first stone to overcome in search of a medal for Las Reinas

The United States is the first stone to overcome in search of a medal for Las Reinas

The Dominican Women’s Volleyball Team will seek to defeat the North Americans who exercised their hierarchy in Group B

After overcoming a bad start in the group stage, The Queens of the Caribbean they qualified for the volleyball quarterfinals at Tokyo 2020, winning convincingly against Kenya and the hosts Japan.

The obstacle to getting to the semifinals and being able to fight for medals is nothing more and nothing less than the selection of the United States, a team with which Caribbean women have a history.

The most recent has been the League of Nations, which served as preparation for the games, and was played between May and June of this year where the Americans beat Brazil in 4 sets to be crowned champions.

Precisely the debut of the United States was against the Dominican Republic, which they defeated in three sets (25-20, 25-21 and 25-12), although the Caribbean did not have one of their main attackers, Brayelin Martinez, who missed the match due to calf discomfort.

At the World Cup two years ago, which was also played in Japan, Dominicans and Americans met in the second round and the result was the same: Victory for the United States in three sets, 25-22, 25-23 and 25-9.

At the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru, the Queens of the Caribbean took the gold medal in an event in which the United States participated, although they did not qualify for the knockout phases and did not present a team with as much quality as the one currently participating in Tokyo,

The Dominicans achieved a medal by dominating the group stage against Colombia, Peru and Canada, and in the Grand Final they defeated the Colombians again in 4 sets (25-20, 19-25, 27-25 and 25-16).

The leader Mark Kwiek It has remained constant and has rotated all its players depending on the match. In the victory against Japan, he reserved Brayelin Martínez to enter a second stage with excellent results.

You should also expect that Bethania de la Cruz, one of the veterans of the team, who did not see as much action in the first games, can replicate her performance against Japan, where she was one of the best on offense with 14 points.

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