Due to the physical care, this was the reason why the corner player, Brailene Martinez, did not play the Caribbean Queens’ first match against the United States corresponding to the start of the Nations Volleyball League for Women held in Rimini, Italy.
The head of the Women’s National Teams project, Cristóbal Marty, reported that the player was recovering from a pain in her left leg. He said coach Marcus Kwik preferred not to risk him.
This Tuesday, the United States faced a thorn against the Dominican Republic, with a three-set victory over zero (25-20 / 25-21 / 25-12). This Wednesday he will face Brazil and on Thursday he is expected to play Canada.
The last time these two teams met resulted in a 3–2 victory for the Caribbean Queens at Norsica 2019, in Puerto Rico. Merengueiro also won the gold medal at the 2019 Pan-American Games Lima, where they also defeated the United States.
Kathryn Plummer led the United States with 16 points, Jordan Thompson 15 points and Jordan Larson, Captain 15,. For the Dominican Republic, Bethania de la Cruz and Gaela Gonzalez 10 each; Captain, Priscilla Rivera scored eight.
The Dominican national team’s defensive problems prevented them from doing better against the United States, which was better in all respects, except for the service, which they failed, especially in the second set.