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
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
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.