Brazil downs Dominican Republic at VNL 

Brazil downs Dominican Republic at VNL 


RIMINI, Italy, May 26, 2021 – Brazil downed Dominican Reepublic in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-17) in the second day at the FIVB Women’s Nations League. 


It was the second victory for the South Americans who won 3-1 against Canada on opening day. The Dominicans fell to 0-2 after losing also 3-0 to United States on Tuesday. 


Brazilian team captain Fernanda Rodrigues and Tandara Caixeta each scored 14 points to spearhead the winning effort. Gabriela Guimaraes added 12 points while veteran middle blocker Caroline Gattaz contributed 10 points in the victory. 


Gaila Gonzalez and Jineiry Martinez each had 6 points for the Dominican Republic and Bethania de la Cruz added 5 points of her own. 


Brazil next meets United States while Dominican Republic faces Canada to complete the first round of matches on Thursday.