Inspiring 36-point performance by Brayelin
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 5, 2019 - Brayelin Martinez inspired
the Dominican Republic to a thrilling 3-2 (31-29, 13-25, 30-28,
20-25, 16-14) win over Thailand in Bangkok Wednesday evening,
collecting 36 points for a new entry at No. 3 in the list of
players to have scored 30 points or more in a single Volleyball
Nations League match.
Martinez, 22, had 33 kills from
62 swings for a 53% efficiency and added three more points from
blocks against Thailand.
This is her second entry in the VNL best scorers list, in at
joint No. 3. It is her second slot in the list, after last
year's 31-point performance against Korea in Ningbo (2-3).
Martinez is the fifth player so
far this season to make the VNL list, after three entries by
Poland's Malwina Smarzek (including an all-time high of 41) and
one each by Italy's Paola Egonu and Indre Sorokaite, and
Germany's Louisa Lippmann.
The Dominican Republic v Thailand game also became the
highest-scoring in the history of the VNL. At 231 points
(110+121) it shattered the previous record of 225 set just a few
hours earlier in the Germany v Brazil game in Lincoln.