rumor has it Dominican MB Livel Eve Mejia didn't fly to Okayama/Japan with the rest of the team because she tested positve for covid 19, she will join the team if/when she get a negative result.
That was a meeting today in the morning with the dominican president and all athletes going to the olympics there were 15 volleyball players including Mambru, se was interview after she was told that she did not make the team, she said she understand and she is ok but judging her body language you can tell she was pissed off.
here is is the vid:
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ROSTER
MB: YINEIRY MARTÍNEZ , LISVEL EVE, ANNERY VARGAS
SETTER:NIVERKA MARTE, CAMIL DOMÍNGUEZ.
OPP: GAILA GONZÁLEZ, BRAYELIN MARTÍNEZ
OH: BETHANIA DE LA CRUZ, YONKAIRA PEÑA, PRISCILA RIVERA
LIB/ DS: BRENDA CASTILLO, LARYSMER MARTÍNEZ
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ROSTER
MB: Geraldine Gonzalez , Estefany Rabit, A’lanae González
SETTER:Mia liberato , Joeliza Fiz.
OPP: Ariana Rodriguez, Cherlin Antonio
OH: Flor Heredia, Romina Cornelio, Sarah Cruz
LIB: Laura Paniagua, Darlenys
Thank you Phil
Now there are 5 vacancies for 40 applicants. So the odd is now 1 in 8 chance.
I am not very familiar with a lot of the players on the list. If anyone care to share some info or opinion about some of these players on the list and how they are playing, please do. Particularly for the prominent players or the up and coming players.
I can tell you about the 3 Dominican players; all 3 of them are in the Dominican National team:
Yonkaira Peña, 27, OH-OPP, Played the last 3 seasons in Sesc Río (Brazil), strong attacker (fast balls ) and good server but not a reliable passer or blocker.i Think she could do good in KOVO because of Her strong attacks and wont face a high block.
Here one of Peña’s 30 points game.
Lisvel Eve Mejia, 27, MB-OPP-OH, she play best as a MB however she is a good passer with great defensive skills, i wouldn’t hire her as a OPP or OH althought her height(1.94)could give her an advantage.
Gaila González, 22, OPP, Great blocker, lefty, can be good attacking against block. Played last 2 seasons in Turkey.
is there any way for foreigners to buy a subscription at canalvoleibrasil?, i was trying to buy one but it seems imposible without a CPF number
World Cup roster
Set: Niverka Marte, Camil Dominguez
OPP: Gaila Gonzalez, Gina Mambru
AH: Bethania De La Cruz, Priscila Rivera, Brayelin Martinez, Yokaira Peña
MB: Jineiry Martinez, Eve Mejia, Annerys Vargas , Candida Arias
L: Larysmer Martinez, Yaneirys Rodriguez
The team flew to Japan on september 2nd; Castillo is still recovering from her injury, she wil play again in the olimpic qualification tournament in January
My mistake. Peña is out of the Panamerican Games
DOM is going to de Panamerican Games with the same team as in the IOQ ( Inluding Yonkaira Peña)
DOM vs Azerbaijan https://www.youtube.com/watch?…pwmX7Ef13vors&app=desktop
Brenda Castillo gave birth in mid February she started training few weeks ago i know this because of her Instagram posts; a person close to her said that she is already signed to an Italian club for next season dont know which one. i hope she is able to play in the Olympics qualifications Tournament but is unlikely.
Players who did not make the vnl team like Mambru, Vargas, Dominguez are currently training and probably will have a chance to play in futures regional competitions like panamerican cup and panamerican games. the new players like Moreno (OH) and Perez (SETTER) Rodriguez (MB) did great in the local league so i guess they earned their spot in the team.
The pro League, started in 2018 with 4 clubs, no foreing players yet. this year champion is Club Mirador with a lot of youngsters and De la Cruz i think she scored at least 30 points in the last game here a link to a part of the final match if you are interested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFck3eCOg4&t=4133s.
I was vacationing in Rio de Janerio so i went all the way to Brasilia to the vnl games, it was worth it just to be able to see the first victory against Brasil i would love to see them play like that every match but unfortunately the are very inconsistent.
Which club? Is this official?
The info i have is that she is already singed to an italian club, but the source doesn't want to reveal which one to let the club decide when to do that.
Brenda Castillo who recently gave birth in mid february, singed with an Italian Club for next season.
Does anybody know wich brazilian city will host the 2019 VLN?, I'll be in Brazil during that time and i want to go to the games
1 Eczacıbaşı Vitra 11,3 points (3-0)
2. Vakıfbank 9,44 (3-0)
3. Fenerbahçe 9,32 (2-1)
4. Aydın BB 9,3 (3-0)
5. Galatasaray 6,34 (1-2)
6. THY 6,3 (2-1)
7. Karayolları 5,5 (1-2)
8. Nilüfer B 4,46 (1-2)
9. Kameroğlu Beylikdüzü VI 4,06 (1-2)
10. Beşiktaş 3,46 (1-2)
11. Halkbank 2,8 (0-3)
12. Çanakkale B 0,52 (0-3)
why Galatasaray is that high in the standings having lost 2 matches compare to THY that only lost 1?
Also Jeoselina Rodriguez retired from the national.