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Olympic Volleyball Day 8: Dominican women get first win in pool play

Olympic Volleyball Day 8: Dominican women get first win in pool play
Posted at 6:54 PM, Jul 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-30 22:16:47-04

Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the day's action.

Dominicans clip Kenya

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The Dominican Republic's women's volleyball team earned its first victory at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, downing Kenya's endearingly indefatigable squad in a battle of previously winless teams in Pool A play at Ariake Arena.

The Dominicans grabbed the early advantage with a 25-19 triumph in the first set, and by the time its 25-18 win in the second set was in the books, the outcome appeared inevitable.

It was. Kenya's palpable and infectious enthusiasm never quite faded, but the D.R. was at its most dominant in the third set. With a 25-10 closeout, it improved to 1-3 in pool play. Kenya fell to 0-4.

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