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Dominicans win epic seven-set clash versus Argentina

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, September 12, 2017 – After a sluggish start, the Dominican Republic bounced back courageously to book a hard-earned 4-3 (21-23, 12-15, 15-12, 17-15, 16-14, 20-22, 15-5) win over Argentina in Pool A on Tuesday afternoon.

Thus, the Dominicans have improved their records to 2-1 wins while Argentina are still waiting for their first victory here at the 2017 FIVB Women’s U23 World Championship in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It was the first seven-set match so far in the competition, lasting 2 hours and 3 minutes.

Dominican Republic’s Madeline Jazmin Guillen and Argentina’s Daniela Bulaich booked 22 points apiece for their squads while Sol Piccolo added another 20 kills for the South Americans.

Dominican coach Wagner Pacheco: “Argentina played well and I think that they really did a great job when it came to the most important points at the end of each set. However, we had the chance to win this match more easily.”