Brazil stops Dominican Republic in five sets

TOKYO, Japan - Brazil edged the Dominican Republic in five sets 3-2 (22-25, 25-17, 25-13, 22-25, 15-12) in a Group A women's volleyball match at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Tuesday.

It was the second victory for Brazil, which previously beat South Korea (3-0) while the Dominican Republic fell for the second time after succumbing to Serbia (0-3).

The Brazilians dominated in attacks (72-65) and serves (9-1), while the Dominicans took a slight advantage in blocks (10-9). The winners made 16 errors against 21 of the losers.

Fernanda Garay with 26 points was the best for Brazil, followed by Gabriela Guimaraes (20), Caroline Gattaz (17) and Tandara Caixeta (10).

Brayelin Martínez was the top Dominican with 24 points (three blocks) and her sister Jineiry seconded her with 15 (3 blocks). Yonkaira Peña and Gaila González had 12 each.