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Dominicans defeat Japan, lose to Netherlands in Volleyball Grand Prix

Playing in Apeldoorn, Netherlands, the Dominican Republic women’s volleyball team (ranked 9th in the world) finished the first round of Group 1 (C1) of the World Grand Prix trailing the Netherlands (ranked 7th) by one point. The Dominican Republic lost its game to Netherlands. But the Netherlands would lose to Japan (ranked 6th). As a result, Netherlands and the Dominican Republic both ended the round with two wins and one loss.

On 7 July 2017, the Dominican women’s team upset Japan 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 24-26 and 29-27), then lost to Netherlands in 3-0 (25-21, 25-19 and 25-21) on 8 July. But on 9 July, the team defeated Thailand 3-1 (22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 18-25)

The Dominican Republic senior women’s volleyball is playing along with the 32 best teams in the world in the 2017 World Grand Prix that is taking place between 7 July and 6 August, at different venues around the world with the finals scheduled for Nanjing, China. The 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix is in its 25th edition.

The Dominican Republic played in Pool C1 against Japan, Netherlands and Thailand in the Holland on week 1, and plays next in Pool E1 against Belgium, Netherlands and Russia on week 2 in Russia. On week 3, the team will travel to Thailand to play in Group H1 against Italy, Thailand and Turkey.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) rankings of the teams as of August 2016 are:
Russia is ranked 5th, Japan 6th, the Netherlands 7th, Italy 8th, Dominican Republic 9th, Turkey 12th, Thailand 14th, Belgium 16th.

Read more at:
See the replay of the game against Japan:…ule#/d20170709

Read about the tournament:…ic-japan/match

Source: DR1

July 11, 2017

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