The Dominican Republic beat Canada in four sets (21-25, 28-26, 25-11, 25-20) for their first victory at the FIVB Women's World Championship
Osaka, Japan, November 3, 2010 - The Dominican Republic beat Canada in four sets (21-25, 28-26, 25-11, 25-20) for their first victory at the FIVB Women's World Championship on the final day of first-round action in Pool D at Osaka City Municipal Gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon.
Prisilla Rivera paced the Dominicans (1-4) with a match-high 24 points. Dahiana Burgos added 17 for the winners. Tiffany Dodds led Canada (0-5) with 14 points.
Canada held a 16-13 lead at the second TTO in the first set but the Dominicans came back to equalize at 16-16 before Canada took the set 25-21.
Elisa Eve had a tough time in the second set, as she was hit in the face twice in the space of three points. The first came after a spike from Canada, the second when a team-mate tried to keep a ball in play. The second set was close all the way. Canada had two set-points but could not close out the set and saw the Dominican Republic prevail 28-26.
Marcos Kwiek's team took control of the match in the third set. Dominating play at the net and making several excellent saves, they won 25-11. The fourth set provided more of the same as the Dominicans continued their momentum until the end.