Belgium overtakes Dominican Republic

RIMINI, Italy - A tough team from Belgium rebounded from a two-set deficit to beat Dominican Republic 3-2 (31-33, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 15-11) in the second round of the FIVB Nations League Women's Volleyball Tournament on Monday.

It was the first victory for Belgium, which in the first round had lost in five sets to Russia and lost 3-0 to the Netherlands and Germany. Dominican Republic fell to 1-3.

Belgian Britt Herbots was the best scorer of the game with 33 points, followed by Jodie Guilliams with 18. Marlies Janssens and Celine Van Gestels contributed 15 and 13, respectively.

For the Dominican Republic, Gaila González led with 28 points, followed by Prisilla Rivera, Bethania de la Cruz and Jineiry Martínez with 18, 17 and 15 points, respectively.

Dominican Brayelin Martínez, who is recovering from a left calf injury, played briefly and scored 3 points.