Tapia scores 22 in Dominican win over Thailand

DURANGO, Mexico, September 28, 2021 - Alondra Tapia scored a match-high 22 points and Ariana Rodríguez Fung and Crismely Rodriguez added 17 and 13, respectively, helping the Dominican Republic in their win over Thailand at the FIVB U19 Volleyball World Championship on Tuesday.

The 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-21) victory sent Dominican Republic to a match for the 9-10 positions against the winner of the match between Slovakia and Argentina on Wednesday.

Ampha Sonsurat was the main scorer for Thailand with 17 points, followed by Donphon Sinpho with 14.

The Dominicans outscored the Thais in the blocking category 13-7 and held a slight margin of 9-8 in service winners. Tapia and Rodriguez Fung each had four blocks while Alanae Margaritha added three.