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Turkey defeats Dominican Republic in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei.– In their first meeting in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, Turkey edged the Dominican Republic in a thrilling tiebreak match 3-2 (25-27, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-13.)

Turkey currently stands in eighth place in the World Grand Prix Standings, with 15 points. The Dominican Republic is in 10th place with 12 points. Both still have a chance to make the Finals if they continue with wins this weekend.

The Dominican captain Bethania De La Cruz led her team with 27 points. The breathtaking match began with a continuous attack by Turkey in the first set, giving the team a quick leading position.

However, with the powerful serves by Gina Altagracia Mambru Casilla, the Dominican team turned the tables and won the first set, 25-27. The back-and-forth battle continued with Turkey winning the second set 22-25, and the Dominicans winning the third set 25-22.

In the deciding tiebreak set, Turkey secured the set win 15-13 and the match, 3-2.

Source: DT

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Last updated March 24, 2017 at 12:37 AM
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