Overview

Team profile

After finishing on the podium in the first two editions of the FIVB U23 Women’s Volleyball World Championship the Dominican Republic team is aiming to the highest position at the event to take place in Slovenia.
The Dominicans lost to China in straight sets in the gold medal match of the inaugural event held in Tijuana and Mexicali, Mexico in 2013 and two years ago lost to Brazil in five sets in the semifinals before winning in five sets over Japan in the bronze medal contest in Ankara, Turkey.
The core of the team consists of most of the players that won the U20 World Championship held in Puerto Rico, when they edged Brazil in five sets after saving two match-points with the towering Brayelin Martinez and left-handed Gaila Gonzalez as the main offensive weapons.
The Dominicans arrive in Slovenia as three-time champions of the women’s Pan American Cup winning the 2016 tournament held in Peru with a 3-0 victory over Argentina. They had won the two previous events also in Peru defeating Colombia and Brazil in the decisive matches.

Coach

Wagner Roberto Rocha Pacheco

Wagner Roberto Rocha Pacheco

Wagner Pacheco joined the women’s volleyball program of the Dominican Republic in 2009 and the Brazilian coach achieved instant success as he led the junior team to a silver medal at the FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship held in Mexicali and Tijuana, Mexico in 2009.
Under the guidance of the dynamic Pacheco, the Dominican U20 team won the gold medal at the Pan American Cup in 2015 after finishing as runner-ups in 2011 and 2013.
Pacheco steered the Dominican side to a bronze medal at the 2015 FIVB U23 World Championship in Turkey after winning a silver medal two years earlier in Mexico.
The flamboyant Pacheco continues to add jewels coaching age-group teams of the Dominican Republic as his teams claimed gold medals last year at the U23 Pan American Cup in Peru and at the U20 NORCECA Continental Championship in Fort Lauderdale, USA.

  • Team Manager Marcos Roberto Kwiek
  • Assistant coach Cristian Miguel Cruz Zapata
  • Second Assistant Coach Marcelo Cezarano
  • Physiotherapist Cesar Adalio Villalona

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 4-0 4-1 4-2 4-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 0-4 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Slovenia
5 5 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 20 2 10.000 331 230 1.439
2
Dominican Republic
5 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 9 16 13 1.230 429 390 1.100
3
China
5 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 12 12 1.000 302 304 0.993
4
Thailand
5 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 5 10 17 0.588 332 364 0.912
5
Egypt
5 1 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 12 18 0.666 354 415 0.853
6
Argentina
5 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 3 11 19 0.578 390 435 0.896

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