The Dominican Republic claimed a 3-2 (21-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 15-11) victory over Poland in the final of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix 2016 Group 2 in Varna with a fantastic 24-point contribution by Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez. But it was teamwork that was the key to the Dominican success, according to their coach Marcos Kwiek.
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Marcos Kwiek, coach of the Dominican Republic: “First, I want to congratulate all the girls. They did a lot of work and we are very happy now. It was actually teamwork. Everybody put a little bit of what they have to do. It is also very important that there are two Caribbean countries on the podium which is a great achievement for world volleyball.”
Bethania De La Cruz, captain of the Dominican Republic: “We are very pleased that we have earned the gold. We started a little bit slow, but we were able to step hard and to continue like that. Now we are very, very happy to go to the higher group next year.”