Gina Mambrú and Annerys Vargas of the Dominican Republic defy Berenika Tomsia of Poland at the net
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 22, 2016 - The Dominican Republic defeated Poland to become the proud winners of FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 on Sunday. Their success came despite Group 2 top scorer Berenika Tomsia adding 29 points to her total.
Poland's leading scorer Tomsia was on target throughout the final weekend in Group 2, scoring 25 points in her team's victory against Bulgaria in the semifinals and 29 points in her team's loss to the Dominican Republic in the final. Those performances helped Tomsia to a total of 167 points but were ultimately not sufficient to push Poland to victory in Group 2 despite her team winning the first two sets against the Dominican Republic in the final. Great teamwork and 24 points from Brayelin Martínez combined well to qualify the Caribbean team for World Grand Prix Group 1 next year.
Tomsia scored a total of 67 points over the first weekend of play in Group 2 (23 points against Canada, 15 points against the Czech Republic and 29 points in her team's five set defeat to Puerto Rico) and followed that up with 47 points in the second week (31 points in her team's victory against Argentina and 16 in their loss to Puerto Rico). World Grand Prix Group 2 statistics
The second highest scorer in the group with 133 points was Emiliya Nikolova of fourth-placed Bulgaria. She was outscored in the bronze-medal match by third highest Group 2 scorer Karina Ocasio of Puerto Rico, who totalled 131 points over the duration of the competition.Related news:WGP: Tomsia continues scoring spree in Group 2
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