Feliz shines as Dominican Republic silence crowd and rout Argentina


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.


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