SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 4, 2016 – The definition of Pool B in the U-18 Continental Championship turned into an epic battle between the two major powerhouses in the region.

United States defeated Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-23, 14-25, 23-25, 25-23, and 16-14) to advance to the semifinals to be played on Tuesday.

Erin Virtue, USA coach commented: “It was a great match between two great teams. Dominican Republic played a great game and I think we can meet them again in the tournament”.

Alexandre Ceccato, head coach of Dominican Republic said: “A strong game, they (USA) had a better service, also received better than my team. Now we have to concentrate on Costa Rica in the quarterfinals”.

Haley Warner led USA with 17 points, while Natalia Martinez of the Dominican Republic had a tournament-high 33 points.

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