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Dominicans capture gold at Bolivarian Games

SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 17, 2017 – The Dominican Republic captured the women’s volleyball gold medal of the Bolivarian Games with a 3-1 (13-25, 25-21, 25-11, 27-25) victory over host Colombia on Thursday.

The Dominicans, who entered the U23 tournament as the favorites to win the top place, did not disappoint after recovering from a sluggish start in the last day of the female competition.

The champions finished with a 4-0 record to top the podium while Peru (3-1) and Colombia (2-2) finished second and third, respectively.

Brayelin Martinez landed 21 points to lead the Dominican Republic’s offense, Jineiris Martinez added 19 and Yanlis Feliz and Vielka Peralta each charted 11 points.

Giselle Perez had 18 points as the best Colombian followed by Veronica Pasos and Karina Olaya with 12 and 11, respectively.