Dominican Republic breeze past Turkey for second win


Tijuana, Mexico, October 6, 2013 – Dominican Republic cruised to a straight set (25-18, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Turkey earning in the process their second victory in as many days in Pool A of the FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship on Sunday.


Jeoselyna Rodriguez had an outstanding overall performance finishing with 15 points in leading the balanced offence of the winners thanks to solid performance by setter Camil Dominguez. Rodriguez had seven aces to go with two blocks and six spikes.


Brayelin Martinez and Yonkaira Peña contributed 13 and 12 points to the victory, while Candida Arias chipped in with 8 tallies.


Ceren Kestirengoz was the only Turkish player that reached the double digit mark in the scoring charts with a match-high 16 points.


Brayelin Martinez, captain of Dominican Republic: We are very happy with the victory as we followed the strategy and instructions of our coach. Our serves improved a lot and because of that we were able to block much better than yesterday.


Gozde Yilmaz, captain of Turkey: We knew it was going to be a tough match because the Dominicans are tall and strong. We tried to do our best but it was not enough. I hope we can play better tomorrow.


Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: It was an important victory and three more points to our tally. I think the key for us were our serves. Definitely the good aggressive serves carried us today.


Mehmet Bedestenlioglu, coach of Turkey: It is very easy to comment. We couldn’t play. I did change after change without good results. Congratulations to Dominican Republic.