Dominican Republic Yanlis Feliz is ecstatic as her side upset hosts Argentina and qualified to the semifinals
Rosario, Argentina, August 25, 2017 - In front of a fantastic crowd of over 8’000 fans in Rosario, hosts Argentina were denied of a semifinal spot in the hands of a solid Dominican Republic led by Yanlis Feliz en route to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-18) on the board.
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Feliz was the main actress of a Dominican comeback to win the first set after a six-point deficit, marking a key moment of the game. The Caribbean opposite completed 9 points, while powerful Madeline Guillen placed atop of the charts with 15 tallies. As for the home team, Sofia Meinardi scored 12 times.
The hall reached a boiling point when Argentina was ahead 16-10 on the opening episode, but Dominican Republic kept fighting and Feliz had her moment of glory - after a serving streak from setter Lalane, the opposite gave her team a 20-19 score and she added three more points for a 25-21 that stunned the home girls. After that, Dominican Republic turned into a machine, with Guillen blocking, serving and spiking, as the gaps kept widening. It was Feliz who wrapped up the 25-17 of the second set and an 8-1 for the visiting side gave the impression the end was nigh. There was time for two more aces by Guillen and the final 25-18 spike by Martinez.