DR1 - The Dominican Republic women`s volleyball team defeated Honduras and Canada in its first two games in the Norceca Women`s Olympic Qualification Volleyball Tournament taking place in Tijuana, Mexico. This is the DR`s last chance to win a berth to play in the London Olympics. Only 12 teams will play in the Olympics. The DR team made the Olympics in 2004.
The DR defeated Honduras 3-3 (25-5, 25-5, 25-7), in a game where the strong serves of the Dominican Republic proved to be the key for the victory as they outscored their opponents 29-1 in the aces category. The DR, ranked ninth in the world, also convincingly defeated 22nd ranked Canada 3-1 (25-12, 27-25, 21-25, 25-15). The DR still needs to face Puerto Rico in Group A on Tuesday. The winners of both A and B advance to Friday night`s semifinals. The second and third-placed teams will be involved in quarterfinals the night before. The final is scheduled for Saturday night and the champs will qualify for the Olympics in London in August.
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