Dominican Republic Falls in Close Battle to Netherlands

MACAU, China, May 31, 2024. – Dominican Republic lost 1-3 (17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 17-25) to the Netherlands in what was the Caribbean team’s penultimate match in the second week of the Volleyball Nations League.

The Europeans dominated in all areas of the match with 59-52 in attacks, 11-8 in blocks, and 7-3 in serves, and they were helped by 21 points on unforced errors by the Caribbean team.

Dominican Republic was more effective with 89 positive digs compared to 71 for the Netherlands.

Yonkaira Peña DOM

For the Dominican Republic, Yonkaira Peña was the top scorer with 16 points, 15 on kills and one  block. Gaila González contributed 15 points, including 3 blocks and an ace. Vielka Peralta and Geraldine González also reached double digits with 10 points each.

Nova Marring of the Netherlands led all scorers with 21 points, 18 on kills, one block, and two  service points. Elles Dambrink contributed 16 points in the European team’s victory.

On June 1st, the Dominican Republic will conclude their week two of the Women’s VNL facing Japan.