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Russia and The Netherlands work hard to beat DR in the World Grand Prix

The Dominican senior women’s volleyball team forced Russia and The Netherlands to play hard in the World Grand Prix. Russia, ranked 5th in the world, defeated the DR, ranked 9th, 3-1 (16 – 25, 25 – 23, 25 – 21, 25 – 14). The DR next would lose to The Netherlands 3-2 (23 – 25, 22 – 25, 25 – 22, 25 – 23, 15 – 8). The Netherlands is ranked 7th in the world. The DR is in group F1 playing Russia, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

The Dominican Republic played Belgium on Sunday, 16 July 2017, winning 3-2 (25-13, 21-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-11. With the win against Belgium, the Dominican Republic salvaged a weekend that started 0-2, with the losses against Russia and The Netherlands. Combined with their 2-1 opening start, they’re 3-3 now and are a win back of the final six.

The Dominican team needs two wins next week in Pool H1 when the team travels to Bangkok, Thailand to play Thailand, Italy and Turkey to make it into the top 6 teams that will play the finals in China.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) rankings of the Group 1 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.

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 from 2-6 August. The 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix is in its 25th edition.

http://worldgrandprix.2017.fivb.com/…can%20republic

Source: DR1, Worldgrandprix

July 18, 2017

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