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Dominican Republic qualifies to World Championship for eighth time


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, October 14, 2017 – Dominican Republic swept Jamaica in straight sets 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-6) to secure the spot in next year’s FIVB Women’s World Championship in Japan.


It is the eighth time the Dominican Republic reach the final stage of an FIVB Women’s World Championship with a fifth place in 2014 as their best finish.


Bethania de la Cruz registered 11 points to lead the well distributed Dominican offense. Gina Mambru had 9 points including three aces as the second best. Yonkaira Peña and the sisters Brayelin and Jineiry Martinez each contributed 8 points in the victory.


The Dominicans dominated from the service line 11-0 with Peña providing six aces, and held the advantage in the blocking department 4-2.