The Dominican Republic women’s sextet defeated Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-29, 25-19 and 25-16) and was crowned champion for the sixth time in a row at the Central American and Caribbean Games that concluded last night here.
By the way, that gold medal from the Caribbean gave gold number 25 to the delegation of the Dominican Republic, thus equaling the amount of that metal achieved in the past Central American Games in Barranquilla 2018.
The Dominican team had an excellent offensive performance from the stellar players Gaila González, Brayelin Martínez and Yonkaira Peña, as well as the defensive work of Brenda Castillo.
Gaila Gonzalez scored 18 points, Brayelin Martinez with 11 and Yonkaria Peña left with 9 points.
For Puerto Rico, Abercrombie left with 13 points, Vásquez also scored 13.
It is the third time that the Dominican Republic faced Puerto Rico in a final match for gold in the Games.
The first time was in Mayaguez 2010 where the criollas took the gold by beating them 3-2, four years later in Veracruz 2014 they took the decision for the gold metal and now in San Salvador.
The leader Marcos Kwiek has achieved his fourth consecutive championship crown at the Central American Games. The first was in Mayaguez 2010, in Veracruz 2014, in Barranquilla 2018 and last night in San Salvador 2023.