Dominican Republic prevail in four-setter against Peru


Dominican Republic recovered from their loss on Sunday against Serbia and came up with a 3-1 victory over Peru in the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup on Monday

Sendai, Japan, August 31, 2015 – Dominican Republic recovered from their straight set drawback from Serbia on Sunday, and came up with 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17) victory over Peru on Monday in the second round of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup at the Sendai Gymnasium.

Peru’s Katherine Regalado topped all scorers with 18 points, and team-mate Katherinne Olemar added 11 points, but it was Yonkaira Paola Pena Isabel and Gina Altagracia Mambru Garcia’s point contributions that mattered in the victory for the Dominican Republic. Pena and Mambru scored 17 and 16 points, respectively.

Dominican Republic contended fiercely with Peru at the start of the first and gained a two-point cushion at 14-12. Dominican setter Niverka Dharlenis Marte Frica orchestrated plays that allowed her attackers to find the seams in their opponents’ court and gain better advantage. The Dominicans breezed past Peru in the first set 25-18 from an attack by Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez.

Dominican Republic sustained their momentum in the second set and took a comfortable lead. Jineiry Martinez sent an attack at the corner of the Peruvian court that closed the set in favour of Dominican Republic 25-19. The Dominicans drilled the Peruvian defence to mount a 12-8 advantage in the third set, but the latter came back with a 4-1 run. Peru then levelled the score at 14-all as Dominican Republic encountered problems on defence. Peru took the lead and sustained it until they secured the set 25-22. The Dominicans toughened up on their net defence that immobilised the Peruvian attackers. Dominican Republic concluded the set and match 25-17.

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