Kaohsiung City, Chinese Taipei.– In their first meeting in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, Turkey edged the Dominican Republic in a thrilling tiebreak match 3-2 (25-27, 22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-13.)
Turkey currently stands in eighth place in the World Grand Prix Standings, with 15 points. The Dominican Republic is in 10th place with 12 points. Both still have a chance to make the Finals if they continue with wins this weekend.
The Dominican captain Bethania De La Cruz led her team with 27 points. The breathtaking match began with a continuous attack by Turkey in the first set, giving the team a quick leading position.
However, with the powerful serves by Gina Altagracia Mambru Casilla, the Dominican team turned the tables and won the first set, 25-27. The back-and-forth battle continued with Turkey winning the second set 22-25, and the Dominicans winning the third set 25-22.
In the deciding tiebreak set, Turkey secured the set win 15-13 and the match, 3-2.