Peru wins bronze in five sets against Dominican Republic

VALLEDUPAR, Colombia, June 28, 2022 – Angel Fabricio Cerpa scored 8 points in the tie-breaker to lead Peru to the men’s volleyball bronze medal at the Bolivarian Games with a thrilling victory over the Dominican Republic.

The Peruvians won the first two sets and seemed headed for a comfortable victory, but were hit by a backlash from the Dominicans who forced a decisive fifth set that was tied at 6-6 as the South Americans broke away and found their way to success.

The final score was 3-2 (25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 19-25, 15-11) for a Peruvian team that had succumbed in five sets against Chile in the semifinal phase.

The Dominicans concluded their participation with a 1-3 record, defeating Bolivia 3-2 and losing to Chile also in five sets. In the semifinals they lost to Colombia 3-1.