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DR defeats Thailand 3-2 in World Grand Prix

The Dominican Republic defeated Thailand 3-2 (25-17, 21-25, 26-24, 21-25, 6-15) in an exciting game for Thai fans in Bangkok as the FIVB Senior Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix continues. The Thai women’s volleyball team won the first and third games, but the Dominican team outlasted them winning the fourth and fifth games during the 21 July 2017 match.

The Bangkok round decides whether the DR makes it into the top six teams that will play the finals of the tournament in China. The DR enters the Thailand round in 8th place behind the USA, Serbia, Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, China, and Japan.

In a first round, the DR had defeated Thailand on 9 July 2017, 3-1 (22-25, 25–22, 22–25, 18–25. Now on their home court, the Thai team had sought revenge.

The DR now plays Italy on 22 July and Turkey on 23 July.

The DR is playing in Group 1, Pool H1 against Italy, Turkey, and Thailand in Bangkok.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) rankings of the teams as of August 2016 are: Italy 8th, Dominican Republic 9th, Turkey 12th, and Thailand 14th.

Source: DR1, bangkokpost.com

July 22, 2017

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