Colombia, November 28, 2021.- Outside hitter
Juan Feliz scored a tournament-high of 32 points
to carry Dominican Republic to recover from a
deficit of two sets to beat Chile 3-2 (22-25,
26-28, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12) at the men’s
volleyball tournament of the I Junior Pan
American Games Cali-Valle.
grueling sets, Dominican Republic resumed pool B
in third place with 1-2 record and will play for
the fifth position; Chile with 0-3 will play for
Dominican Republic’s pressure closing the second
set while missing three set points; however they
tried to persevere in the fifth set as
Dominicans failed two match points before their
Republic recovered from a deficit of two sets
with a 68-62 advantage in attacks and committing
fewer errors, 32 against 37. Chile did better in
blocking 10-8 and in serves 4-0.
Feliz, outside hitter Bryan Turbides scored 14
points, middle blocker Dawilin Mendez added 13
points and opposite hitter Rafael Almonte
finished with 11 points contributing in
Dominican Republic’s victory.
Vicente Ibarra led Chile with 31 points, outside
hitter Rafael Fuentes and opposite hitter Yordan
Araya tallied 13 and 10 points respectively.
Harrison Ramírez, setter of Dominican Republic:
“It was a team effort, our team
cohesion as a whole made the difference; we kept
together and did our thing. I really think my
middle blocker stepped up and I really enjoyed
setting him. Our energy as a team was great and
we hope to do the same tomorrow”.
Orrego, setter of Chile:
our attacks from the third set forward, that
cost us several points and then the game. The
Dominican team attacked really well, avoiding
our blocks, they did a great effort. I think we
must keep our head in all the elements of the
game, attacking, defense and blocking”.