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The Dominican Republic continue their winning streak versus Chinese Taipei

Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez was the best scorer (24 points) in Monday's five-set thriller featuring the Dominican Republic and Chinese Taipei.

Brno, Czech Republic, June 24, 2013 – The Dominican Republic continue their run at 2013 FIVB Women’s U20 World Champs with their third consecutive win. The Caribbeans overpowered Chinese Taipei 19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8 in Tuesday’s first Pool A duel. The Caribbean improve their win-loss ratio to 3-0 while the Asians suffered their first defeat (2-1). 

Twenty-two Dominican block winners to seven from Chinese Taipei were one of the reasons for the Dominican Republic’s win. Both teams committed many unforced errors (Dominican Republic 32, Chinese Taipei 33). Best scorer of the match was Dominican Brayelin Elizabeth Martinez with 24 points. 

In the duel of the youngest (Dominican Republic) and the second smallest (Chinese Taipei) team at Women’s U20 World Champs, the key moment of the match came in the second set with the Caribbean coming back from 13-16 to pull ahead of their competitors. Even though Chinese Taipei kept the upper hand in the fourth set (26-24), the Central Americans proved too strong for their opponents in the fifth and deciding set. 

The unbeaten Dominican Republic continue their U20 World Champs campaign on Tuesday versus Puerto Rico while Chinese Taipei will take on host Czech Republic for their last Pool A match. 

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