RIMINI, Italy, June 6, 2021 – Russia relied on
the offense of a powerful trio to defeat
Dominican Republic in a seesaw five-set battle
at the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League on
Nataliya Goncharova scored 31 points and Arina
Fedorovtseva and Irina Voronkova contributed 20
and 19 points, respectively, in the 3-2 (25-18,
21-25, 25-20, 22-25, 15-8) victory of Russia.
Brayelin Martinez led Dominican Republic with 22
points, followed by Annerys Vargas and Yonkaira
Peña with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Jineiry Martínez and Bethania de la Cruz each
had 9 points.
The Russians led in attacks 74-61 while the two
teams were very similar in the rest of the
scoring categories. Both teams scored via 9
blocks and Russia committed 23 errors to 24 by
The losers led in aces 3-1.