Dominicans advance to Eight Finalists at World’s U20

KORTRIJK, Belgium, July 11, 2021 - The Dominican Republic advanced to the eight finalists of the U-20 Women's Volleyball World Championship by decisively defeating the home team of Belgium in consecutive sets 25-19, 25-21, 25-17.

The triumph of the Dominican girls could have meant sweet revenge for the setback suffered against Belgium in five sets by their older compatriots in the Nations League after leading 2-0.

Romina Cornelio and Flormarie Heredia led the Dominican attack with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Esthefany Rabbit collected 7 points while Geraldine Gonzalez and Cherlin Antonio each contributed 6 points to the victory.

Ariana Rodriguez, Dominican Republic setter: “We played very well, we kept our foot on the gas and had a lot of energy throughout the game. We reached our goal, the top eight, so the team and I are very proud and happy. We have to come out very strong for the next round after the rest day because we will face really strong opponents”.