Turkey defeats Dominican Republic in VNL

BANGKOK, Thailand, June 4, 2019 - Turkey stayed atop of the Women's Volleyball League of Nations rankings by defeating Dominican Republic 3-1 on Tuesday (25-20, 25-21, 26-24, 25 -18) at the start of the third round of the world event.

Turkey (6-1) was led by Yilmaz Gozde and Baladin Hande with 22 and 18 points, respectively. For the Dominican Republic (3-4) the best were Bethania de la Cruz (17) and Brayelin Martínez (16).

Now Turkey has won in seven of the 8 confrontations with the Dominican Republic in FIVB events. The Caribbean women have won at least one set in their last eight games (seven this year) of the VNL after having been beaten in straight sets in seven of their first 13.

On Wednesday the Turkish team meets Bulgaria while the Dominican squad clashes with Thailand.