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Dominican Republic end best WGP run with Algeria victory


Dominican Republic team gathers during the match

Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei, August 18, 2013 – In their first FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix meeting, the women from the Dominican Republic swept Algeria in three quick sets 3-0 (25-11, 25-09, 25-08), ending both teams’ 2013 campaigns and leaving Algeria without a single point this year.

Dominican Republic’s captain Bethania De La Cruz De Pexa led her team with 14 points in the match, while Algeria’s Safia Boukhima scored nine points for her team.

The Dominican Republic end their 2013 campaign with 17 points, including six wins and three losses. Despite not making the finals, the Dominican Republic have reached a record six victories in a World Grand Prix edition. Previously, they recorded four wins in 2008.

Algeria did not win a set in any of their nine matches this year. The only other country to ever end a World Grand Prix run without winning a single set was Chinese Taipei in 2007 with nine defeats.

Full match report to follow. 


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