The Queens of the Caribbean lost their first Nations League match to the United States 0-3

This Wednesday, she will face the hexagonal Queen of the Caribbean, Brazil, ranked number three in the world ranking.

Italy.- The United States women’s team achieved its first victory in the Nations League on Tuesday, beating the Dominican Republic 3-0 (25-20, 25-21 and 25-12), in the second match of the day at an exhibition organized by the International Volleyball Federation.

This Wednesday, she will face the hexagonal Queen of the Caribbean, Brazil, ranked number three in the world ranking.

Dominican attack led by Gila Gonzalez, Bethania de la Cruz and Priscilla Rivera.

The Dominicans couldn’t count on one of their flagship weapons, Brailene Martinez, who suffers from calf tension and lives daily according to the team’s sources.

The two teams fought point after point in Group Two until Group 17, when the Americans walked away and won three straight points and never looked back.

Katherine Plummer led the United States with 16 points, while Jordan Larson and Jordan Thompson contributed 15 points to the victory.

Bethania de la Cruz and Gela Gonzalez each scored 10 points for the Dominican national team, while captain Priscilla Rivera added 8 points.

In the third quarter, the winners were practically able to knock their opponents off the field with fierce defense and a sustained attack.

The winners imposed their rhythm of play since the first set, and although the first two matches were close, the Dominicans in Group C shrank in terms of attack and defense.

Manager Marcus Kwik, on the third, made changes to players looking for a reaction, but not getting it.

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The Americans, led by Plummer, Thompson, Dickson and finally with veteran Jordan Larson, were able to effectively attack the Dominican defense, which at times seemed lost and emptied of his position.

In the first quarter, the United States team, second in the global ranking, relied on strong defense and good masses to take the score 25-20.

Attackers led the way in the attack, Thompson and Plummer, but also made major contributions to the defense.

The Dominicans slumped on their first technical break 8-7, however, backlash from the United States and they advanced on the scoreboard 14-10, taking advantage of the defense weakness in the Dominican team’s defense.

North Americans also achieved some points by catching their opponents “dimples” by surprise.

In the second matches, the match became very close in the first minutes, as the Dominican national team put up fierce resistance under the leadership of Gila Gonzalez.

The Caribbean ranked first technical time with a score of 8-7.

Poor reception by the Dominicans gave the United States the 9-11 advantage.

With a score of 14-11, the Creoles recovered 4-0 led by Bethania de la Cruz, who equalized 14-14.

The United States led again 16-14, but a powerful shot from Gaila González equaled stocks at 16.

Defensive mistakes in the back of the Dominican team and some poor receptions gave the USA Girls a 21-19 lead, and they never lost until they got the set and made the match 2-0.

Amber Cross

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