Slovenia excite fans with thrilling win over Dominican Republic


Slovenia's Sasa Planinsec, who produced a tournament-high of six stuffs celebrates during the match against teh Dominican Republic.

Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 11, 2017 - Slovenia summarily dismissed the Dominican Republic 4-1 (15-11, 15-9, 11-15, 19-17, 15-11) in an hour and 16 minutes here Monday at Arena Stozice to remain undefeated and at the top of the standings in Pool A after two rounds of play.

With a second solid performance in a row the home team provided great entertainment for the fans and even when the 'Queens of the Caribbean' attempted a comeback after the third, Slovenia upped their game to come from behind in the fourth, fighting for every ball and taking it on their sixth set point before pushing on for the win.

Great match point for Slovenia's win over the Dominican Republic.

All matches in Ljubljana are played under a new scoring system currently being tested: a best-of-seven, 15-point set format.

Sixteen points each from Sasa Planinsec (including a tournament-high six blocks) and Iza Mlakar paved the way for Slovenia who applied pressure with their serving and proved more efficient in digging and receiving - despite the best efforts of the vistors' libero Winifer Fernandez.

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