In last today matches, in Pool B Dominican Republic beat Czech Republic 3-1 (25-22 25-20 23-25 25-18). In second match pool’s winner Serbia win with Puerto Rico also 3-1 (25-22 22-25 25-17 25-22).

 

Match between Dominican and Czech Republic started from Czech advantage. Later during set Dominicans came back to the game. Niverka Marte who entered with second OPP calmed situation and changed result. In second set Dominicans took advantage quicker, just after second technical time out. Good job did coming back from suspension, libero Brenda Castillo. Third set seemed to be won by Dominican, but after result 18-10, Dominicans lost advantage and set. In last set game was tied till 19-18 for DOM. After called error by referees Czech players stopped playing and game ended. Dominican leader was OH Bethania De La Cruz with 28 points. Over 10 points had also OH Prisilla Rivera (14) and OPP, who appeared with Marte on court, Jeoselina Rodriguez (11). The best Czech scorers were OPP Aneta Havlickova (19), OHs Tereza Vanzurova and Michaela Mlejnkova (both 11).

In second game Serbians showed who is the best team in Pool B. On court appeared OH Jelena Nikolic, who comes back after having a maternity break, she was main serve target. Main job did again OPP Jovana Brakocevic with 20 points, good supprot gave Milena Rasic with 17 points. Less visible today was OH Brankica Mihajlovic, though she scored 13 times. Best Puerorican scorers were Ocasio sisters: Karina (14, OH) and Sheilla (11, MB), also 11 points got second middle, Lynda Morales. Reception in both teams wasn’t good, main difference made the spike (SRB 47%, PUR 36%).