Dominicans blocked the road to USA
CONEGLIANO VENETO, Italy, May 30, 2019 – The Dominican Republic
put an end to the undefeated record of United States by winning
the duel between the two NORCECA teams at the Women’s Volleyball
Nations League on Thursday.
The Dominicans (3-3) won the seesaw five-setter 3-2 (25-10,
16-25 25-19, 19-25 15-11) against the defending champions United
The winners scored an astonishing 15 blocks, including seven by
Lisvel Eve who didn’t play in the first four matches of the
Brayelin Martínez led the Dominicans with 26 points, followed by
Bethania de la Cruz who had 12, including four aces and one
block, and Eve with 11. Jineiry Martínez added 9 while Prisilla
River and Yonkaira Peña each had 8 points.
Chiaka Ogboku and Dana Rettke had 16 and 12 points,
respectively, for USA, while Madison Kingdon Rishel, Andrea
Drews and Jordan Thompson each had 11 points.