Second consecutive victory for Dominican Republic in World Championship


Dominican Republic captain Bethania De La Cruz (right) and Tunisia captain Mariem Brik

Rome, Italy, September 24, 2014 – Dominican Republic won the first match of Day 2 of the FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014 Pool A with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-10) victory over Tunisia in Rome on Wednesday.

Key Facts
- Today Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek changed all players of this teams.

- Dominican team won the match in one hour.

- Dominican team won the second match of this FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship.

Dominican Republic's Gina Mambru scored 12 points with eight successful attacks on 11 attempts. Prisilla Rivera added nine points in the victory. Jemail Kaouthar led Tunisia with 10 points.

In the opening set, Dominican Republic won by 25-14. At the start of the match there was the home team to the service with Annerys Vargas. The home team started very well gaining four points consecutive going up 4-0. The first technical time out arrived by the score of 8-2. When the score was 10-2, Tunisia coach Mohamed Messelmani changed the captain Mariem Brik for Kaouthar Jemaii. At 12-3 for the home team, Messelmani called time out. Dominican Republic managed the set very easily. When arrived the second technical time out the score was 16–6. Wonderful pipe of Tunisia's Kaouthar Jemaii by the score of 18-9. Messelmani called the second time out as his team was trailing 20-8. The home team won the set smoothly.

In the second set, this started differently of the initial set. It was close and both teams played point for point. When arrived the first technical time out the score was 8-7. This set Tunisia seemed to have another focus, but it was for a little time. Indeed Messelmani called the first time out by the score of 10-7 for Dominican Republic. The second technical time out arrived by the score of 16-10. Also in this set Dominican team managed very easily, despite in the first part of the set Tunisia seemed to show a reaction. Messelmani called the second time out as his team was trailing 19-11. Great ace from Messera Ben Halima by the score of 19-14 for Dominican Republic. At 22-17 went in on the court Fatma Agrebi for Nihel Ghoul. The set was closed by the score of 25-19 for Dominican Republic.

In the third set there wasn’t the comeback of Tunisia and when arrived the first technical timeout at 8-4. Tunisian team conquered some point with pride, but they didn’t have a good game. An ace by Dominican Republic's Brayelin Martinez and the score went up 16-8 for her team. Dominican Republic won the match with the score of 25-10.


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