Team captain Prisilla Rivera accumulated 22 points and Bethania de la Cruz added 21 when the Dominican Republic defeated Canada 3-1 (25-17, 26-24, 28-30, 25-16) on Thursday in a dynamic battle between teams. of the NORCECA Confederation in the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League.
The Dominican sextet will now have a rest and will return to action from the 31st of this month when the Belgian team is measured, at 12 in the afternoon in Italy (6:00 in the morning Dominican time).
It is the first victory for the Dominican team that lost to the United States and Brazil in their first two starts. Canada fell to 0-3.
Gaila González recorded 11 points, including five aces, while Jineiry Martínez and Lisvel Eve contributed 9 and 8, respectively, including three blocks each.
Canadian Kiera Van Ryk scored 22 points, while Emily Maglio and Hillary Howe scored 13 and 10, respectively.
The Dominicans had a wide margin in aces (14-5) while the Canadians led in blocks (10-6).
Stellar spiker Brayelin Martinez saw no action for a third straight game and is recovering from an injury to one of her thighs.