Dominican Republic Picks Up Sweep of Home-standing Thailand

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 29th, 2018 | Asian Volleyball, FIVB Nations League - Women, International Volleyball, News, NORCECA volleyball

2018 FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Week 3 / Pool 11

  • May 29-31, 2018
  • Indoor Stadium Huamark; Bangkok, Thailand
  • Time Zone: UCT + 7 (ET + 11)
  • World Rankings: #2 United States, #9 Dominican Republic, #13 Germany, #16 Thailand
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Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
29 May 15:05 Germany  0–3  United States 18–25 17–25 17–25 52–75 P2 P3
29 May 18:05 Thailand  0–3  Dominican Republic 21–25 22–25 20–25 63–75 P2 P3

Dominican Republic def. Thailand 3-0

  • Dominican Republic defeated Thailand 25-21, 25-22, 25-20
  • Dominican Republic moved to 2-5 (8 points); Thailand moved to 2-5 (5 points)

Yonkaira Pena Isabel, Brayelin Martinez and Lisvel Mejia turned in double-digit scoring efforts to lift the Dominican Republic past Thailand on Tuesday to open week 3 of VNL play.

Pena Isabel (15) downed 13 kills, while Martinez (14) added 12 and two aces. Mejia (10) chipped in six kills and a team-high three blocks. Annerys Vargas Valdez and Jineiry Martinez put down six kills apiece to round out the DR offense.

Ajcharaporn Kongyot scored 14 points to lead Thailand (13 kills, 1 block), while Hattaya Bamrungsuk followed with 13 (8 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces). Chatchu-On Moksri played just the first half of the match, but posted eight points (6 kills, 2 aces).

The Dominican Republic tallied six more kills (45-39) and earned six more points on Thai miscues (19-13) in the match. Thailand outdid the DR 6-4 in blocks to counter a 6-4 D0minican advantage in aces.

Here are a few of the postmatch reactions.

Dominican Republic coach Marcos Kwiek: “I’m very happy with this victory and most of all I’m very happy with the way my team played today. It was very important for us to gain the points. Our serves and defense system were very good today, so I’m just happy about the way the team performed today.”

Thailand captain Pleumjit Thinkaow: “Congratulations to the Dominican Republic on their victory. They are a strong team and today they played extremely well. Their blocking and defense worked very well. We tried to play in different styles and in some moments we had chances but we didn’t take our opportunities. We committed so many easy mistakes.”

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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