FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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Serves and blocks seal Dominican victory


The Dominican Republic team scored their second victory with a fest of serves and blocks

Tijuana, Mexico, October 6, 2013 – The big serves and consistent blocking carried Dominican Republic to an easy victory over Turkey on Saturday with Jeoselyna Rodriguez scoring seven aces and setter Camil Dominguez registering five blocks.

Brayelin Martinez, captain of Dominican Republic: We are very happy with the victory as we followed the strategy and instructions of our coach. Our serves improved a lot and because of that we were able to block much better than yesterday.

Gozde Yilmaz, captain of Turkey: We knew it was going to be a tough match because the Dominicans are tall and strong. We tried to do our best but it was not enough. I hope we can play better tomorrow.

Marcos Kwiek, coach of Dominican Republic: It was an important victory and three more points to our tally. I think the key for us were our serves. Definitely the good aggressive serves carried us today.

Mehmet Bedestenlioglu, coach of Turkey: It is very easy to comment. We couldn’t play. I did change after change without good results. Congratulations to Dominican Republic.

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