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Dosty and U.S. Junior National Team Claim Gold
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 07, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona volleyball freshman Whitney Dosty and the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team defeated the Dominican Republic 3-2 (25-15, 25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 15-9) in the championship match to capture the gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships in Monterrey, Mexico.

By virtue of being the top two teams, the U.S. and Dominican Republic have now qualified for the 2007 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championships (U-20).

A 6-4 outside hitter, Dosty is ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com and is expected to make an immediate contribution with the Wildcats. The team begins practice for the 2006 campaign tomorrow, Aug. 8.

The complete tournament results are listed below.

July 31
Dominican Republic def. Cuba 3-0
Mexico def. Trinidad and Tobago 3-0
Canada def. Costa Rica 3-0
USA def. Puerto Rico 3-1

Aug. 1
Dominican Republic def. Trinidad and Tobago 3-0
Mexico def. Cuba 3-1
Puerto Rico def. Canada 3-1
USA def. Costa Rica 3-0

Aug. 2
Cuba def. Trinidad and Tobago 3-0
Dominican Republic def. Mexico 3-2
Puerto Rico def. Costa Rica 3-0
USA def. Canada 3-0

Aug. 3
Costa Rica def. Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 (7th Place Match)
Canada def. Mexico 3-1 (Quarterfinals)
Puerto Rico def. Cuba 3-2 (Quarterfinals)

Aug. 4
Cuba def. Mexico 3-0 (5th Place Match)
Dominican Republic def. Puerto Rico 3-1 (Semifinal)
USA def. Canada 3-0 (Semifinal)

Aug. 5
Puerto Rico vs. Canada (3rd Place Match)
USA def. Dominican Republic 3-2 (Championship)

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