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DR U23 volleyball team wins bronze in FIVB championship

The Dominican Republic Sub-23 national women’s volleyball team won the bronze medal in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U23 World Championship that ended on Thursday, 19 August 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. The gold medal went to Brazil and the silver to Turkey.

To win the bronze medal, the Dominican women came back from behind to overpower Japan 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-11). It was the second medal for the Caribbean after their second place in 2013.

In the game won by the Dominican Republic, DR team player Isabel Pena completed the bronze medal clash with a match-high of 23 points. Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez added 22 kills for the Dominican Republic. Japan’s top scorer was Yuka Imamura with 17 points. The Dominican Republic had the edge in blocking (17-4) and serving (10-8).

Dominican player Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez was named the best outside spiker in the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U23 World Championship Turkey 2015 Dream Team. She was also the best scorer for the team, with 23 in the game of the DR against Peru on 12 August. Isabel Pena of the DR was also the top scorer with 23 points in the game of the DR v Japan on 19 August.

During the event, the Dominican women defeated the 2013 titleholder China 0-3 during the pool play.

The DR team also ranked as the highest scoring matches for the 201 points set in the Brazil v DR game (19-25, 25-21, 15-25, 25-22, 15-9) on 18 August and the 201 points set in the DR v Japan game (21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-16, 15-11) on 19 August.

The final ranking of the tournament was:

1. Brazil
2. Turkey
3. Dominican Republic
4. Japan
5. China
6. Italy
7. Bulgaria
8. Thailand
9. Colombia
9. Peru
11. Cuba
11. Egypt

Source: DR1

August 20, 2015

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