RIMINI, Italy June 12, 2021 - Dominican Republic
defeated Italy 3-1 today in the framework of the
FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League, which
earned it an unprecedented promotion to sixth
place in the world ranking and the same position
in the table of places of the tournament with a
6-4 record in wins and losses.
The Dominicans resisted a reaction from Italy in
the fourth set and finally prevailed by scores
of 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 26-24.
Bethania de la Cruz with 19 points was the best
Dominican scorer with 19 points, followed by
Prisilla Rivera and Jineiry Martínez with 12 and
10, respectively. Yonkaira Peña and Brayelin
Martinez finished with 9 points each and Annerys
Vargas contributed 8.
The Italian Camilla Mingardi was the best of the
match with 26 points and two other teammates
Alessia Mazzaro (14) and Giulia Melli (13) also
finished with double figures.
The Dominicans outscored the Italians 10-2 in
service aces and both teams scored on 8 blocks.
The losers made 27 errors to 23 of the winners
but led in attacks 56-53.