Martinez sisters guide Dominican victory over Netherlands 

RIMINI, Italy, June 14, 2021 - Sisters Brayelin and Jineiry Martínez contributed 19 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Dominican Republic to a 3-1 win over the Netherlands in the FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League on Monday. 

In a close match from start to finish, those led by Marcos Kwiek prevailed by scores of 25-23, 23-25, 30-28, 25-22 and thus put their win-loss record at 7-5. 

It is the second consecutive victory for the Dominicans over the Netherlands after having lost in the first 12 confrontations. 

Bethania de la Cruz contributed 12 points, while Yonkaira Peña and Lisvel Eve contributed 8 and 7 to the victory. 

Mika Daalderop was the highest scorer of the match with 23 points for the Netherlands, followed by Anne Buijs with 16. Celeste Plak and Juliet Lohuis finished with 11 points each. 

The Dominicans took advantage of 34 unforced errors by the Dutch while committing 23. In the other scoring statistics, the losers led in attacks (64-61) and winners (5-2). Both teams scored with 6 blocks. 

After a 1-2 start in the first round of the tournament that brings together the 16 best teams in the world, the Dominicans finished with a 2-1 record in the next three. 

The Dominican Republic team returns to court on Friday 18th to play against Japan and ends up facing Serbia and Germany on the 19th and 20th.