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Italy blanks Dominican Republic

 

MONTREUX, Switzerland, May 31, 2013 – Italy swept past Dominican Republic 25-23, 25-17, 25-20 on Friday to finish first in Pool B of the Montreux Volley Masters.

 

With both teams qualified to the semifinals of the women’s competition, Dominican Republic plays against Brazil while Italy meets Russia in the final-four round of the women’s competition on Saturday.

 

Valentina Diouf had 19 points for the winners while Alessia Gennari and Christina Chirichella tallied 10 and 8 respectively. Prisilla Rivera and Gina Mambru finished with and 8 and 6 for the defeated Dominicans.

 

Earlier on Friday, Russia trounced Switzerland 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-17) and Japan defeated Germany 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14).

 

Tuesday 28

Dominican Republic d Japan 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-22)

Russia d China 3-1 (25-22, 25-18, 26-28, 25-15)

Brazil d Switzerland 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-10)

 

Wednesday 29

Dominican Republic d Germany 3-1 (25-15, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16)

Brazil d China 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-23)

Japan d Italy 3-2 (21-25, 27-25, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12)

 

Thursday 30

China d Switzerland 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-18)

Brazil d Russia 3-0 (25-14, 25-20, 25-23)

Italy d Germany 3-0 (25-11, 27-25, 25-20)

 

Friday 31

Russia d Switzerland 3-0 (25-9, 25-22, 25-17)

Italy d Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 25-20)

Japan d Germany 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14)

 

Pool A

1.  Brazil (3-0-9)

2.  Russia (2-1-6)

3.  China (1-2-3)

4.  Switzerland (0-3-0)

 

Pool B

1.  Italy (2-1-7)

2.  Dominican Republic (2-1-6)

3.  Japan (2-1-5)

 4. Germany (0-3-0)