Electrifying triumph of Dominican over Thailand in 5 sets

BANGKOK, Thailand, June 4, 2019 - The Dominican Republic scored an electrifying triumph over host Thailand in five sets (31-29, 13-25, 30-28, 20-25, 16-14) and thus leveling ​their win-loss mark at 4-4 in the FIVB Women's Volleyball League of Nations.

Brayelin Martinez scored 36 points and Bethania de la Cruz added 17 as the top scorers of a winning team that had Jineiry Martínez (9), Prisilla Rivera (8), Yonkaira Peña (8) and Lisvel Eve (7) as important contributors.

Chatchu-On Moksri and Pleumjit Thinkaow were the best on the offensive of Thailand with 23 and 20 points, respectively.

Once again the blockade was an important part of the Dominican success by getting 14 points on the net. Brayelin, Jineiry and Bethania had 3 each.

"It was a difficult match as we expected," said the setter Niverka Marte after the victory. "The matches against Thailand are always very close. We are very satisfied and happy with coming out with the win. "

Regarding his next game against Bulgaria, Marte said: "We have to wait to analyze and wait for the instructions of the coaching staff."

The fourth victory gives the Dominican Republic one more than its 3-12 total last season. It is the second success against a host team since in the first week they beat the Brazilian team in Brasilia.