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FRIENDLIES W: Spain vs. Dominican 1-1

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source: norceca.net

Hosts Spain and Dominican Republic split the first two matches of a three-game friendly volleyball series between the women’s national teams of both countries.



The Spanish team coached by Pascual Saurin won the first match 3-1 (20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 27-25) at Polideportivo Cañabal in Valencia. The home team relied on its service game with a 14-4 advantage in aces while the Dominicans had the top hand in blocks 14-7. Helia Gonzalez Fernandez led Spain with 24 points, followed by Ana Correa  and Maria Segura with 17 points apiece and Milagros Collar with 11 tallies. 

Gina Mambru  had 19 points for the Dominican Republic while Candida Arias had seven blocks among her 17 points. Erasma Moreno added 14. 

The Dominican side, coached by Marcos Kwiek, took the second match in straight sets 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-20) at the Volleyball Pavilion of Xativa. 

Lisvel Eve-Castillo, who is making a comeback from a career-threatening leg injury, led the visitors with 15 points, Mambru  finished with 9 while Moreno and Arias  each had 8 points. Segura and Gonzalez led Spain with 13 and 11 points, respectively. 

The third and final match of the series will take place at Complejo Deportivo Felipe VI in Lorca on Wednesday. 

The Dominicans will be participating with their full squad at the Montreux Volley Masters in Switzerland on May 26-31.


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