Dominicans will face the USA in quarterfinals

TOKYO, Japan - Dominican Republic reserved its best performance for host Japan, defeating it 3-1 (25-10, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19) in the final match of Group A of the Women's Volleyball Tournament of the Olympics on Monday night.

The Dominicans finished in fourth place of their bracket with a 2-3 mark, advancing to the quarterfinal phase where they will face the United States, leader of Pool B with a 4-1 record.

Bethania de la Cruz had 5 blocks contributing to a considerable 11-5 advantage for the Caribbeans in the defense at the net. The winners prevailed in attacks 63-49.

Prisilla Rivera with 17 points led four Dominicans who reached double figures on the scorecards. The middle blocker Jineiry Martínez contributed 16 and her sister Brayelin chipped in with 12 to go along with 14 by Bethania.

The Japanese Sarina Koga was the top scorer of the match with 22 points and was escorted in her team by Ai Kurogo's 11 points.