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De la Cruz erupts with 54 points in GS Caltex victory

Dominican Bethania De la Cruz has scored 166 points in four matches of the final series of the Korean Women's League
Pyeiongtaek, Korea, April 2, 2014 – Dominican Bethania De la Cruz blasted 54 points carrying GS Caltex to a 3-1 (27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20) victory over IBK Altos in the fourth match of the Korean Women’s Volleyball League on Tuesday.

The victory earned GS Caltex a 2-2 tie in the best-of-five final series with the deciding fifth match to be played on Friday in Hwaseong, home of IBK Altos, winners of the regular series.

De la Cruz reached the 50-point mark for second match in a row, following her 50-point performance on Saturday when GS Caltex lost the third match in five sets. Puerto Rican Karina Ocasio finished with 31 points.

The Dominican scoring-machine now has recorded 166 points in four matches for an average of 41.5 points per match.

“It was a do-or-die situation for our team,” De la Cruz commented afterwards. “We tried our best to stay alive and continue our quest for the title.”

“Now we have to go to their home court but we won there in the opening match,” she said. “So we are confident about our chances.”

Final Series results:

March 27     GS Caltex d IBK Altos 3-2 (25-17, 20-25, 19-25, 25-17, 15-10)
March 29     IBK Altos d GS Caltex 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-18)
April 2         IBK Altos d GS Caltex 3-2 (25-18, 25-18, 15-21, 22-25, 15-9)
April 4         GS Caltex d IBK Altos 3-1 (27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20)

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