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GP: De la Cruz carried Dominicans to win over Czech Republic

by WoV
source: fivb.org; Photo: fivb.org

Bethania De la Cruz scored a match-high 28 points carrying Dominican Republic to a 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18) victory over Czech Republic in the last match of Pool B to close the first weekend of actions at the FIVB World Grand Prix on Sunday.

Bethania De la Cruz (left) joins her teammates to celebrate the victory over Czech Republic

Bethania De la Cruz (left) joins her teammates to celebrate the victory over Czech Republic

The powerful attacker reserved her best offensive skills for the final stages of the match when she scored the last five points of the winning side. In total she had 24 kills, three blocks and one ace.

Prisilla Rivera, who had four aces, contributed 14 points while Jeoselyna Rodriguez and Annerys Vargas chipped in with 11 and 10 tallies.

Aneta Havlickova topped the Czech side with 19 points while Tereza Vanzurova and Michaela Mlejnkova each recorded with 11 points.

The home side held the advantage in spikes 57-39 and serving aces 9-6 while the defeated team was better in the blocking category 12-9 and made 24 unforced errors to 28 by the winners.

The Dominican Republic concluded the first weekend with a 2-1 win-loss record and six points while Czech Republic closed at 1-2 with 3 points.

To see more about this competition, check out our World Grand Prix 2013 page. 

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