Guillen leads Dominican Republic into quarterfinals
ROSARIO, Argentina, August 23, 2017 - With a sensational
performance by Madeline Guillen, the Dominican Republic won a
tremendous match against Poland by 3-2 (25-21, 25-22, 15-25,
20-25, 16-14) and earned the last of the quarterfinal berths to
play for in Rosario.
They next play against Argentina team which scored a huge
victory in four sets against Brazil by scores of 22-25, 25-23,
25-17 and 25-18.
Guillen completed a terrific game with 30 points, topping the
match stats. Captain Natalia Martinez aided the Dominican cause
with 14 of her own. For Poland, Zuzanna Gorecka provided 19
points and spirited Captain Oliwia Baluk scored 17, while
reserve opposite Rozalia Hnatyszyn followed with 12.
Madeline Guillen, Dominican Republic player: “It was a very good
game. We were leading 2-0 and then we lowered our guard, so we
ended up in the fifth and luckily we could make it there. They
adjusted their blocking when we went down, we also lost energy
on defence and couldn’t resist them. It was also crucial when
their setter (Paulina Zaborowska) got injured as she’s a very
talented player, but if God wanted it that way… Our coach told
us to stay calm and be patient, waiting for our chance.”