Brayelin & Bethania lead triumph over Mexico


NAGOYA, Japan, October 10, 2018 - Brayelin Martinez and Bethania De La Cruz scored 12 points each as the Dominican Republic beat Mexico 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-15) in the second round of the FIVB Women's World Championship on Wednesday afternoon.


Lisvel Mejia added 10 points in the victory for the Dominicans. Andrea Rangel led Mexico with 14 points in the loss.


The Dominican Republic came in with a record of 3-4, while Mexico was 1-6. The winners dominated in all phases of the game on the way to the win.


The Dominicans took control of the match early and never relinquished it. Mexico was unable to contend with the attack and block of their opponents. After playing very well against Brazil in a four-set loss on Monday, Mexico did not display the same energy on this day.


Also in Nagoya, Maren Fromm and Louisa Lippmann combined for a potent 1-2 punch, each scoring 25 points, as Germany downed Puerto Rico in 3-1 (25-23, 27-25, 29-27, 25-22). Jennifer Geerties added 12 points in the win for Germany.


Stephanie Enright and Daly Santana each had 21 points as the highest scorers for Puerto Rico in the loss. Karina Ocasio had 19.


Both teams did a good job of passing the ball and finding their wing spikers during the contest. The match was a seesaw affair that both teams looked like they might win at different points.


Germany entered the match with a 4-3 record, while Puerto Rico was 2-5.