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Dominicans show their class above Egypt to crush the less-trained rivals in straight sets

Dominican Marianne Fersola Norberto frustrates the Egyptians with her exceptional spike.

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 9, 2009 – Dominican Republic, third place at the Norceca Championship and eighth position at the previous world meet in Mexico two years ago, showed no mercy to Egypt to pound the underdogs rivals in a comfortable contest 25-11 25-17 25-22.
 The Dominicans, who registered their first win over defending champions China, took control at the beginning of the first set. Dominican Republic took the mixtures of spectacular spikes from Marianne Fersola Norberto and Candida Estefany Arias Perez with the solid blocking from Yeniffer Cristina Ramirez Espinal and Yonkaira Paola Pena Isabel to win the opening set with ease 25-11.
 The second set was still dominated by the Dominicans, who captured the pole position 16-7. However, they became more prone with unforced spiking and serving errors, allowing the Egyptians a strong comeback to narrow the gap 15-18. The Dominicans just found their touch moments later and proved an impossible nut to crack for the rivals. Dominican Republic clinched the second set 25-17.
 The third set was more competitive when Egypt mounted a strong challenge against the taller Dominicans. They served well and attacked relentlessly to come close at 11-12, 14-15 and 20-21 The Dominicans just steadied their nerves and played cool under pressure to win the set 25-22 and the easy tussle.



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