VALLEDUPAR, Colombia, July 5, 2022 – Colombia defeated Dominican Republic in a thrilling five-setter 3-2 (17-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-21, 15-12) to claim the women’s volleyball gold medal at the Juegos Bolivarianos.
Both teams reached the title’s match undefeated in three outings and their performance did not disappoint the crowd at Coliseo Municipal Julio Monsalvo Castilla
Ana Karina Olaya was the top scorer for the Colombian squad with 19 points, including one ace and four blocks. Darlevis Mosquera also had one ace and four blocks among her 11 points and Laura Pascua contributed 14 points.
Madeline Guillen and Alondra Tapia stood out for the Dominican side with 27 and 18 points, respectively. Estefany Rabit and Natalia Martinez added 11 and 10.
The bronze medal match went to the hands of Peru who defeated Venezuela in straight sets 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-22).
The Peruvians easily dominated in the first two sets with excellent serves and general defense. It was a close battle in the third set that saw the score tied at 22-22 before the winners took final command.