Guillen, Feliz enable Dominican Republic win over China


Dominican opposite Yanlis Feliz did a good job for her team with 13 points against China

Rosario, Argentina, August 22, 2017 - In order to decide their place in the upcoming Round of 16, Dominican Republic smoothly defeated China 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-21) and finished on Pool D third slot with a 2-2 campaign, while the Asians will play for the 17th place of the competition. 

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Madeline Guillen, Yanlis Feliz and Natalia Martinez formed a power trio of scorers for Dominican Republic, with 15, 13 and 10 points respectively. Middle-blocker Geraldine Gonzalez added 9 for the Dominican Republic and all of them were above China’s best scorer - Che Wenhan with 7 caps. 

After a 5-point tie, Dominican Republic won seven straight points and that was it for China in the first set, as the Caribbean side grew stronger with Martinez and Feliz opening the way for a 25-13. The Dominican counterattack machine kept working as the gap widened even more in the second set (25-11), leading to a third one in which China improved, but still couldn’t place on range and Dominican Republic secured the win by 25-21.


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