RIMINI, Italy, May 27, 2021 – Team captain
Prisilla Rivera racked up 22 points and Bethania
de la Cruz added 21 as Dominican Republic
defeated Canada 3-1 (25-17, 26-24, 28-30, 25-16)
in a dynamic battle between sides from NORCECA
Confederation at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball
It is the first victory for the Dominican side
who lost to United States and Brazil in their
first two outings. Canada fell to 0-3.
Gaila González registered 11 points, including
five aces, while Jineiry Martínez and Lisvel Eve
chipped in with 9 and 8, respectively, including
three blocks each.
Canadian Kiera Van Ryk had 22 points while Emily
Maglio and Hillary Howe tallied 13 and 10,
The Dominicans held a wide margin in aces (14-5)
while the Canadians led in blocks (10-6).
Here is what the players
Marte Niverka (DOM): We are very happy
about this victory today. We really needed to
break our streak of lost games. We have played a
lot against Canada, but it's a team that is
improving a lot. They played really well, so I'm
really happy that we managed to win and play
Alexa Grey (CAN): Our goal is just to
become better. We are a young team, we are
trying to get used to each other and we are
playing here for the first time as a squad. So
we hope to improve.