WATCH LIVE: Netherlands Looks to Down Dominican Republic for 2nd time

  0 Derek Johnson | July 15th, 2017 | European volleyball, FIVB World Grand Prix, International Volleyball, NORCECA volleyball


  • Group 1, Pool F1
  • July 7th – August 6th
  • Kaliningrad, Russia
  • FIVB World Grand Prix Round 1
  • Schedule/Results

In a rematch of a 3-0 Netherlands sweep of the Dominican Republic, the two sides meet again in Pool F1 with potential final six implications.

The Dutch rank second in the overall Group 1 table at 3-1 after a sweep of Belgium yesterday. The victory got them back on the right track after losing in five sets to Japan at the end of week one. They’ll now match-up with the Dominican Republic for the second time in the event, as in total they’ve taken the last 10 sets against the Caribbean side.

Dominican Republic opened up week one with a winning record in what was a taste of Group 1 action after winning Group 2 in 2016. They lost yesterday to Russia in four sets, but at 2-2 with six points are still occupying the sixth spot – which would put them in position for the final six.

After Netherlands’ victory in the first meeting, the Dutch have won all five meetings between the two nations in World Grand Prix history.

Watch the full live video below:

Editor’s note: Video not made available in the United States. If you are not in the United States, but an error in YouTube’s geolocation service is still blocking your access, you can use a program like TunnelBear to redirect to the proper country.

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