Brayelin scores 23 in victory over the Netherlands

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 17, 2022 – Brayelin Martinez scored 23 points and four other teammates reached double figures in scoring as the Dominican Republic outscored the Netherlands in five sets on Friday.

Yonkaira Peña and Jineiry Martinez contributed 14 and 12 points, respectively, and Madeline Guillén and Gaila González added 10 each in the 3-2 win (23-25, 25-20, 25-21, 15-25, 15-7).

Anne Buijs had 19, all from attacks, to lead the Netherlands. Fleur Savelkoel added 13, and Eline Timmerman and Celeste Plak had 12 and 10 for the losing team.

It was the second victory in their last three games for the Dominican squad led by Brazilian Marcos Kwiek.

Each team committed 23 errors and the Dominicans had the better of attacks 69-67, blocks 8-6, and serves 3-2.