USA defeated Dominican Republic to start VNL

RIMINI, Italy, May 25, 2021 – USA defeated Dominican Republic in straight sets 3-0 (25-20.25-21, 25-12) in a match between teams from NORCECA Confedetation at the Women’s Volleyball Nations League.

The Dominicans couldn’t count with one of their top weapons in Brayelin Martínez who is suffering from a strained left calf and is day-to-day according to team sources.

The teams battled point by point in the second set until 17-all when the Americans pulled away winning three consecutive points and never looked back.

Kathryn Plummer led USA with 16 points while Jordan Larson and Jordan Thompson each contributed 15 points to the victory.

Bethania de la Cruz and Gaila Gonzalez each scored 10 points for the Dominican side, while team captain Prisilla Rivera added 8.