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NORCECA W: Cuba claim dramatic victory over Dominican Republic

by WoV
source: norceca.net

Cuba recovered from a 0-2 deficit to overcome Dominican Republic in five sets (17-25, 18-25, 25-8, 25-21, 15-13).


Cuba – Dominican Republic

After two dominating sets by the Dominicans, Cuba mounted a reaction in the third and fourth before prevailing in a dramatic seesaw tie-breaker.

Wilma Salas recorded a match-high 23 points, while Yanelis Santos tallied 13 (3 aces). Yoana Palacios recorded 11 and Ana Yilian Cleger 10 for a Cuban team that showed a very strong service, especially from Giselle Silva, who had 4 aces.

Dominican team had a strong blocking work led by Annerys Vargas and Candida Arias. Vargas converted a total of 15 points (4 blocks) and Arias had 12 (9 blocks). Gina Mambru recorded 12 points while Prisilla Rivera and Brayelin Martinez each closed with 10.

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