The women’s national volleyball team faces Brazil on Tuesday in its second match of the preliminary round of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In their first match, the Queens of the Caribbean lost 0-3 to Serbia, in a match in which the Dominican blocking was practically absent.
The captain of the Dominican team, Prisilla Rivera, affirmed that the Dominicans will go out to give their all against their rivals in Tuesday’s match.
“In these Olympic Games comes the best of the best and we have enough personnel to also get a win,” she stressed.
The Dominican Republic is ranked sixth in the international ranking, while Serbia is in tenth place.
Against Serbia, the sets ended 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20 in favor of the Europeans. The Dominican team never managed to get into the offensive rhythm, as their main attackers Brayelin Martinez, with only five points, Bethania de la Cruz with three and Prisilla Rivera with four.
Brazil’s opponents, for this Tuesday’s match at 6:40 a.m. Dominican time, are in second place in the International Volleyball Federation ranking, behind the United States.
Brazil’s players are still undefeated with a record of one and zero, since in their first commitment they defeated Argentina in a close match 3-2 within Group A.
It is recalled that in August 2019, the Brazilian women’s volleyball team qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by beating the Dominican Republic in sudden death in the pre-Olympic tournament played in the city of Uberlandia, in southeastern Brazil.
The team led by coach José Roberto Guimaraes defeated the Dominican team three sets to two (25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 18-25 and 15-10) in a hard-fought match that lasted more than two hours.
The Brazilians are looking for their third gold medal in the Olympic Games, an event in which they have participated in all editions since their debut in Moscow 1980.