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Bethania De la Cruz adds another crown in Russia

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 30, 2017 – Dominican Bethania De la Cruz has added another gem to her long chain of success as her Dinamo Moscow was crowned champions of the Russian Women’s Volleyball Super League on Saturday night.

The 29-year-old wing spiker De la Cruz joined opposite Nataliya Goncharova and Yana Shcherban as steady offensive contributors to help Dinamo Moscow to its second straight title and fifth in the history of the league.

De la Cruz also has won titles with Criollas of Caguas in Puerto Rico, Toray Arrows in Japan, GS Caltex in South Korea and Eczacibasi Vitra in Turkey.

Dinamo Moscow defeated Dinamo Kazan 3-1 (27-25, 14-25, 30-28, 25-21) on Saturday night one day after scoring a huge comeback win 3-2 (21-25, 20-25, 25-21, 25-18, 18-16).

The two teams split the first two matches of the final series with Kazan first winning 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18) and Moscow responding with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-17, 25-20) victory.