RIMINI, Italy, June 7, 2021 - Yonkaira Peña
scored 20 points to lead the Dominican
Republic's victory over Turkey 3-1 (25-22,
25-21, 23-25, 25-17) in a women's volleyball
match of the FIVB Nations League.
It was the fourth victory against the same
number of setbacks for the world’s eighth ranked
Dominican team, while Turkey, 4th in the FIVB
ranking, lost for the first time after seven
Peña, who had a block and one ace among her 20
units, was escorted in the attack by Brayelin
Martínez and Bethania de la Cruz with 16 and 13
points, respectively, and Jineiry Martínez, who
finished with 10, including 6 blocks.
For Turkey, Tugba Senoglu was the best with 13
points, while Meryem Boz, Eda Erdem and Ebrar
Karakurt had 10 each.
For the Dominican Republic it is their second
all-time victory against Turkey, with the
previous one on August 8, 2014 via 3-2 (23-25,
19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-9) at the World Grand
The winners led 54-45 in the attacks category
and both teams finished with 9 blocks. The Turks
held the margin in service winners 5-4 and
committed 31 errors against 26 of the
The Dominican Republic's four victories have
come against Canada, Korea, Poland and Turkey.
They have lost two games in five sets to Belgium
and Russia, respectively, and lost their first
two games to the United States and Brazil in
The Dominicans play on Tuesday against Thailand.